Women Soldiers

Images and Realities

  • Elisabetta Addis
  • Valeria E. Russo
  • Lorenza Sebesta
  • Jo Campling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Woman Soldiers: Economic, Theoretical-Political and Psychological Questions

  3. Uniforms and Chador in the Gulf War

  4. Case Studies

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 162-184

About this book


This book explores the consequences of the opening of the armed forces to women, a recent development highlighted by the Gulf War. It is a comprehensive interdisciplinary study of women as soldiers and officers, the socio-economic implications of their choice, the problems they face, and how their presence affects the military and alters traditional images of femininity. The book shows how both of the options presently available - complete assimilation to the prevailing, masculine military model or exclusion - have heavy costs for women.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Elisabetta Addis
    • 1
  • Valeria E. Russo
    • 2
  • Lorenza Sebesta
    • 2
  • Jo Campling
  1. 1.University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’Italy
  2. 2.European University InstituteFlorenceItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-23495-0
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1994
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-60093-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-23495-0
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