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Editors: Ayşe Gül Altinay and Andrea Pető

Title: Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories

Subtitle: Feminist Conversations on War, Genocide and Political Violence

Place: London and New York, NY

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2016

Pages: 300pp.

Series: The Feminist Imagination – Europe and Beyond

ISBN-13: 9781472442857 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781315584225 (ekb.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | Types: Wartime Rape


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Ayşe Gül Altinay, Uyuşmazlık Analizi ve Çözümü programı (Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program), Sabancı Üniversitesi (Sabancı University)

Andrea Pető, Department of Gender Studies, Central European


  List of Figures (p. ix)
  Notes on Contributors (p. xi)
  Acknowledgements (p. xvii)
  Foreword by Cynthia Enloe (p. xix)
  Introduction: Uncomfortable Connections: Gender, Memory, War (p. 1)

Ayşe Gül Altinay and Andrea Pető

  Part I   Sexual Violence: Silence, Narration, Resistance
  Commentary (p. 23)
Andrea Pető
  1 The Historicity of Denial: Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the War of Annihilation, 1941-1945 (p. 29)
Regina Mühlhäuser
  2 Between Silence and Narration: European and Asian Women on War Brutalities in Japanese-Occupied Territories (p. 55)
Felicia Yap
  3 The Female and Political Body in Pain: Sexual Torture and Gendered Trauma during Greek Military Dictatorship (1967-1974) (p. 69)
Katerina Stefatos
  4 Silencing Sexual Violence and Vulnerability: Women's Narratives of Incarceration during the 1980-1983 Military Junta in Turkey (p. 93)
Bürge Abiral
  Part II   Gendering Memories of War, Soldiering and Resistance
  Commentary: Women's Memories of Soldiering: An Intersectionality Perspective (p. 109)
Orna Sasson-Levy
  5 Militarizing the Nation: Gender Politics of the Warsaw Uprising (p. 121)
Weronika Grzebalska
  6 The Italian Civil War in the Memories of Female Fascist Soldiers (p. 135)
Gianluca Schiavo
  7 "We Left Our Skirts to Men as We Went to the Front": The Participation of Abkhazian Women from Turkey in the Abkhazian War (p. 145)
Setenay Nil Doğan
  8 Militarized US Women from the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: Citizenship, Homelessness, and the Construction of Public Memory in a Time of War (p. 159)
Stephanie E. Yuhl
  Part III   Fictionalizing and Visualizing Gendered Memories
  Commentary: Unsettling Accounts: Fictionalizing and Visualizing Memories of War (p. 181)
Banu Karaca
  9 Women's Memory of the Spanish Civil War: The Power of Words (p. 189)
Sophie Milquet
  10 Forgotten Perpetrators: Photographs of Female Perpetrators after WWWII (p. 203)
Andrea Pető
  11 Testimonies of War and Love: The Work of the Witnessing Imagination in Eve Ensler's Play Necessary Targets and Jasmila Žbanić's Film Grbavica (p. 219)
Kornelia Slavova
  12 "Conversations in Silence": Ceramic Installations Shaping the Visual and Political Imagination of Gendered Tsunami and Conflict Reconstruction Landscapes in Aceh (p. 229)
Marjaana Jauhola
  Part IV   Feminist Reimagingings
  Commentary: Interrogating Memory and Evidence: An Intersectional Feminist Perspective (p. 251)
Arlene Avakian
  13 Narrating Women's Bodies: Storying Silences and Secrets in the Aftermath of Genocide (p. 257)
Hourig Attarian
  14 Women Living and Re-living Armed Conflict: Exploring a Methodology for Spanning Time and Place (p. 269)
Cynthia Cockburn
  Index (p. 285)

Description: »The twentieth century has been a century of wars, genocides and violent political conflict; a century of militarization and massive destruction. It has simultaneously been a century of feminist creativity and struggle worldwide, witnessing fundamental changes in the conceptions and everyday practices of gender and sexuality. What are some of the connections between these two seemingly disparate characteristics of the past century? And how do collective memories figure into these connections? Exploring the ways in which wars and their memories are gendered, this book contributes to the feminist search for new words and new methods in understanding the intricacies of war and memory. From the Italian and Spanish Civil Wars to military regimes in Turkey and Greece, from the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust to the wars in Abhazia, East Asia, Iraq, Afghanistan, former Yugoslavia, Israel and Palestine, the chapters in this book address a rare selection of contexts and geographies from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. In recent years, feminist scholarship has fundamentally changed the ways in which pasts, particularly violent pasts, have been conceptualized and narrated. Discussing the participation of women in war, sexual violence in times of conflict, the use of visual and dramatic representations in memory research, and the creative challenges to research and writing posed by feminist scholarship, Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories will appeal to scholars working at the intersection of military/war, memory, and gender studies, seeking to chart this emerging territory with ’feminist curiosity’.« (Source: Routledge)

Wikipedia: Types of rape: Wartime sexual violence