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From the Front-Lines of War to the Sidelines of Peace? Gender, Republicanism and the Peace Process

  • Niall GilmartinEmail author
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Abstract

Though the gendered dichotomy of male-protector/female-protected remains a pervasive representational model of gender roles in armed conflict, feminist scholars have long challenged the dubious links between femininity and ‘peacefulness’ by documenting women’s role as armed activists. Gilmartin’s chapter explores the pressing question of what happens to female combatants after armed conflict. While combatant women in non-state nationalist movements often experience high levels of activism and politicisation during the war period, feminist critiques of nationalism as a patriarchal structure however, often cite post-war regression, among others, as robust evidence of the pitfalls for women’s participation within such highly gendered movements.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyTrinity CollegeDublinIreland

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