Added: June 4, 2016 – Last updated: June 4, 2016


Editors: JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz and Donna Gosbee

Title: Women and Genocide

Subtitle: Gendered Experience of Violence, Survival, and Resistance

Place: Toronto

Publisher: Women's Press

Year: 2016

Pages: 325pp.

ISBN-13: 9780889615823 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780889615847 (EPUB) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780889615830 (PDF) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

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


Link: Google Books (Limited Preview)



JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz, Department of Liberal Studies, Texas A&M University at Galveston


JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz and Donna Gosbee (p. 1)
  Chapter 1
Women of the Armenian Genocide: From Eyewitness Accounts to Literary Echoes (p. 13)
Sona Haroutyunian
  Chapter 2
Romani Women and the Holocaust: Testimonies of Sexual Violence in Romanian-Controlled Transnistria (p. 37)
Michelle Kelso
  Chapter 3
The Gender Dimension of the Holocaust in France (p. 73)
Carol Mann
  Chapter 4
Silencing the Women: Violence through Rape in the 1971 War of Liberation (p. 103)
Farah Ishtiyaque
  Chapter 5
What Is Remembered? Gendered Silence, Sexual Violence, and the Khmer Rouge Atrocity (p. 135)
Theresa de Langis
  Chapter 6
Genocide in Central America: Testimonies of Survivors in Guatemala (p. 167)
Martha C. Galvan-Mandujano
  Chapter 7
Survival and Rescue: Women during the Rwandan Genocide (p. 189)
Sara E. Brown
  Chapter 8
Breaking the Protracted Silence about Genocidal Rape in Kosova (p. 213)
Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi
  Chapter 9
“We Want Justice!” Women and the Gujarat Genocide (p. 245)
Dolores Chew
JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz and Donna Gosbee (p. 273)
  About the Contributors (p. 289)
  Index (p. 295)


»Illuminating the unique experiences of women both during and after genocide, JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz and Donna Gosbee’s edited collection is a vital addition to genocide scholarship. The contributors revisit genocides of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from Armenia in 1915 to Gujarat in 2002, examining the roles of women as victims, witnesses, survivors, and rescuers. The text underscores women’s experiences as a central yet often overlooked component to the understanding of genocide.
Drawing from narratives, memoirs, testimonies, and literature, this ground-breaking volume brings together women’s stories of victimization, trauma, and survival. Each chapter is framed by a consistent methodology to allow for a comparative analysis, revealing the ways in which women’s experiences across genocides are similar and yet profoundly different.
By looking at genocide from a gendered perspective, Women and Genocide constitutes an important contribution to feminist research on war and political violence. Featuring critical thinking questions and concise histories of each genocidal period discussed, this highly accessible text is an ideal resource for both students and instructors in this field and for anyone interested in the study of women’s lives in times of violence and conflict.« (Source: Women's Press)

Wikipedia: Types of rape: Genocidal rape, Wartime sexual violence