Added: December 7, 2013 – Last updated: July 2, 2016


Author: Gaby ZipfelTranslator: Karen Bennett

Title: "Let Us Have a Little Fun"

Subtitle: The Relationship between Gender, Violence and Sexuality in Armed Conflict Situations

Journal: RCCS Annual Review: A selection from the Portuguese journal Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais

Volume: -

Issue: 5

Year: 2013

Pages: 32-45

ISSN: 1647-3175 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century, 21st Century | Types: Wartime Sexual Violence


Link: (Free Access)


Author: Gaby Zipfel, Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung (Hamburg Institute for Social Research)

Abstract: »The genealogy of sexual violence in war, inter-war and post-war periods can only be understood through an analysis of the relationship between gender, violence and sexuality. Armed conflicts function as a kind of magnifying glass, making visible definitions of sexual identity constructed through the legitimization of violence. Wartime crimes of sexual violence, viewed until now as limit phenomena characteristic of a state of exception, thus point to regularities whose form and function may vary but whose reference points are rooted in the social expression of power.« (Source: RCCS Annual Review)


  Male bonding/Exclusion of women (p. 41)
  Sexual violence against men (p. 42)
  Violence/Desire (p. 43)
  References (p. 44)

Original: Zipfel, Gaby. »"Vamos lá curtir um bocado": A relação entre identidade sexual, violência e sexualidade em conflitos armados.« Revista crítica de ciências sociais No. 96 (2012): 31-46. – Bibliographic Entry: Info

Wikipedia: Sex and the law: Wartime sexual violence