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Author: Jelke Boesten

Title: Sexual Violence during War and Peace

Subtitle: Gender, Power, and Post-Conflict Justice in Peru

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Year: 2014

Pages: 244pp.

Series: Studies of the Americas

ISBN-13: 9781137383440 (hardcover) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781137383464 (EPUB) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781137383457 (PDF) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | American History: Peruvian History | Types: Wartime Sexual Violence / Internal Conflict in Peru



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  Acknowledgments (p. ix)
  Chapter 1
Introduction (p. 1)
  Chapter 2
Sexual Violence in War (p. 19)
  Chapter 3
Sexual Violence and the Reproduction of Inequalities (p. 43)
  Chapter 4
Transitional Justice, Truths, and Narratives of Violence (p. 69)
  Chapter 5
Impunity (p. 97)
  Chapter 6
Peacetime Violence (p. 121)
  Chapter 7
Sexual Violence and Post-conflict Justice (p. 147)
  Truth Commission Testimonies Consulted (p. 163)
  Notes (p. 165)
  Bibliography (p. 207)
  Index (ö. 225)

Description: »The idea that rape is widely used as a weapon of war has taken root in international institutions, influencing how post-conflict justice and transitional justice are perceived and pursued. Despite this global attention, there has been no progress eradicating or even mitigating sexual violence in war or in peace and very little progress prosecuting crimes of sexual violence. With particular reference to post-conflict justice, this book asks what sexual violence means from a socio-political perspective and in what ways contemporary "peacetime" violence is linked to wartime rape. Evidence from Peru and the internal armed conflict of 1980-2000 shows that acts of wartime rape are deeply embedded in existing configurations of gender and power and that sexual violence serves not only wartime terror but also peacetime hierarchies.« (Source: Palgrave Macmillan)


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Wikipedia: History of the Americas: History of Peru | Sex and the law: Wartime sexual violence | Truth and reconciliation commission: Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Peru) | War: Internal conflict in Peru