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Gender, Agency and Political Violence

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Part of the book series: Rethinking Political Violence (RPV)

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  • conflict
  • feminism
  • gender
  • geopolitics
  • international relations
  • political violence
  • violence

About this book

Gender is not a 'security issue', but it tells us a lot about how, why and when certain subjects are written as security concerns. Thirteen case studies on violent subjects, reason, and emotion demonstrate different ways in which we understand political violence, security, resistance, power, and agency, and how we make sense of gender.


'Gender, agency and political violence is a thought-provoking contribution to feminist debates around issues of political violence, agency/resistance and conflict resolution...The volume is an invaluable contribution to existing scholarship, providing both new

empirical insights and novel methods for understanding the gendered nature of violence, both in its perpetration and subsequent (re)interpretations.' - Maria O'Reilly, King's College London, Peacebuilding

About the authors

ROLAND BLEIKER Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland, Australia CLAUDIA BRUNNER is based at the Center for Peace Research and Peace Education, University of Klagenfurt, Austria LORI CROWE Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Political Science, York University, Canada GABRIELA GONZALEZ VAILLANT Ph.D. graduate student at SUNY-Stony Brook, USA EMMA HUTCHISON Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland, Australia JUTTA JOACHIM Associate Professor of Political Science at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany MICHAEL KIMMEL Distinguished Professor of Sociology at SUNY Stony Brook, USA FARSHAD MALEKAHMADI Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Social Sciences, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Connecticut, USA CERWYN MOORE Senior Lecturer in International Relations at POLSIS, University of Birmingham, UK TANYA NAROZHNA Assistant Professor of Global Politics at the University of Winnipeg, Canada SUNGJU PARK-KANG Guest Researcher at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden ELINA PENTTINEN Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Tampere, Finland and Professor of International Relations and European Studies at the University of Tallinn, Estonia ANDREA SCHNEIKER Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Science at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany JUHI TYAGI Ph.D. graduate student at SUNY-Stony Brook, USA LISA WHITE Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Lincoln, USA

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