Added: April 6, 2019 – Last updated: April 6, 2019


Author: Matthew Hughes

Title: Women, Violence, and the Arab Revolt in Palestine, 1936-39


Journal: The Journal of Military History

Volume: 83


Year: April 2019

Pages: 523-556

ISSN: 0899-3718 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1543-7795 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | Asian History: Palestinian History; European History: English History | Types: Wartime Sexual Violence / Arab Revolt in Palestine


Link: BURA: Brunel University Research Archive (Free Access)


Author: Matthew Hughes, Brunel University London

Abstract: »This new history brings women center-stage to the Arab revolt (1936–39) in Palestine and asks three related questions: how did Britain’s colonial pacification affect women, what part did women play thereof, and how did soldiers treat women? This includes discussion of sexual assault. It does this through deep mining of multilingual sources. The article argues that British soldiers eschewed sexual violence towards women, but military pacification had considerable oppressive effects on women as a target population during counter-insurgency. The analysis suggests more broadly that national-military cultures prompt armies in war zones to treat women differently, making brief reference to Israel today.« (Source: The Journal of Military History)


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  As Colonial Subjects: Searching Women
  As Resistors: Women as Warriors, and Male Fighters Dressed as Women
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Wikipedia: History of Asia: History of Palestine / Mandatory Palestine | History of Europe: History of England / Interwar Britain | Rebellion: 1936–1939 Arab revolt in Palestine | Sex and the law: Wartime sexual violence