West 2013 Violence

Title Information

Author: James West

Title: Rethinking Representations of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Subtitle: A Case Study of the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Journal: Journal of International Women's Studies

Volume: 14

Issue: 4

Year: December 2013

Pages: 109-123

ISSN: 1539-8706 – Find a Library: Open Access Journal

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century, 21st Century | Liberian History | Types: Wartime Rape / First Liberian Civil War, Second Liberian Civil War

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Abstract: »Focusing on forced marriage or the ‘bush wife phenomenon’ as a category of abuse in the Liberian Civil War, this paper seeks to critically assess the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s analysis of wartime abuses and its representation of sexual and gender-based violence.« [Source: Journal of International Women's Studies]


  Introduction (p. 109)
  A Question of Definition (p. 111)
  Forced Marriage as a Category of Abuse (p. 113)
  Finding the 'Ghosts' (p. 116)
  Conclusion (p. 119)
  Works Cited (p. 121)

Wikipedia: First Liberian Civil War, Second Liberian Civil War, Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Liberia), War rape

Added: December 14, 2013 | Last updated: December 14, 2013