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The Resource War, women, and power : from violence to mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Marie E. Berry

War, women, and power : from violence to mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Marie E. Berry

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War, women, and power : from violence to mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina
Title
War, women, and power
Title remainder
from violence to mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina
Statement of responsibility
Marie E. Berry
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Language
eng
Summary
Rwanda and Bosnia both experienced mass violence in the early 1990s. Less than ten years later, Rwandans surprisingly elected the world's highest level of women to parliament. In Bosnia, women launched thousands of community organizations that became spaces for informal political participation. The political mobilization of women in both countries complicates the popular image of women as merely the victims and spoils of war. Through a close examination of these cases, Marie E. Berry unpacks the puzzling relationship between war and women's political mobilization. Drawing from over 260 interviews with women in both countries, she argues that war can reconfigure gendered power relations by precipitating demographic, economic, and cultural shifts. In the aftermath, however, many of the gains women made were set back. This book offers an entirely new view of women and war and includes concrete suggestions for policy makers, development organizations, and activists supporting women's rights.--Publisher's summary
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1983-
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Berry, Marie E.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Civil War (Rwanda : 1990-1993)
  • Civil War (Rwanda : 1994)
  • Yugoslav War (1991-1995)
  • Women and war
  • Women and war
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Yugoslav War, 1991-1995
  • Women
  • Women
  • Social change
  • Social change
  • Social change
  • Women and war
  • Women
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Rwanda
Label
War, women, and power : from violence to mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Marie E. Berry
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of California, Los Angeles, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On the "politics of naming" and the genocide debate
  • The structure of the book.
  • ch. 2.
  • Historical roots of mass violence in Rwanda.
  • Gender in the colonial period : 1895-1962
  • The changing status of women during revolution and the post-colonial period
  • Origins of the RPF
  • War begins -- "Democratization"
  • Genocide begins, civil war continues
  • National trends in genocidal violence
  • Ch. 1.
  • Regional variation
  • A tentative peace : RPF victory
  • Conclusion.
  • ch. 3.
  • War and structural shifts in Rwanda.
  • Demographic shifts
  • Economic shifts
  • Cultural shifts
  • Conclusion.
  • ch. 4.
  • From violence to mobilization : war, women, and power.
  • Women's political mobilization in Rwanda.
  • A "politics of practice" : everyday politics
  • New activities through civil society organizations
  • Formal politics
  • Conclusion.
  • ch. 5.
  • Historical roots of mass violence in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • Women in the interwar period and the first Yugoslavia
  • World War II
  • Tito's Yugoslavia
  • Women and war
  • Build up to the war
  • War begins
  • Sexualized violence
  • War comes to an end.
  • ch. 6.
  • War and structural shifts in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • Demographic shifts
  • Economic shifts
  • Cultural shifts
  • Conclusion.
  • Transformative power of war
  • ch. 7.
  • Women's political mobilization in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • A "politics of practice" : everyday politics
  • New activities through civil society organizations
  • Resistance and defiance : bridging informal and formal politics
  • Formal political participation
  • Conclusion.
  • ch. 8.
  • Limits of mobilization.
  • The political settlement
  • Understanding formal and everyday politics
  • Revitalization of patriarchy
  • Conclusion.
  • ch. 9.
  • Conclusion.
  • Limitations
  • Theoretical contributions
  • An absence of war, still far from peace
  • Argument
  • Research design : a historical-institutionalist approach
  • Data and methodology
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 271 pages
Isbn
9781108401517
Lccn
2017053512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1012697969
Label
War, women, and power : from violence to mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Marie E. Berry
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of California, Los Angeles, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On the "politics of naming" and the genocide debate
  • The structure of the book.
  • ch. 2.
  • Historical roots of mass violence in Rwanda.
  • Gender in the colonial period : 1895-1962
  • The changing status of women during revolution and the post-colonial period
  • Origins of the RPF
  • War begins -- "Democratization"
  • Genocide begins, civil war continues
  • National trends in genocidal violence
  • Ch. 1.
  • Regional variation
  • A tentative peace : RPF victory
  • Conclusion.
  • ch. 3.
  • War and structural shifts in Rwanda.
  • Demographic shifts
  • Economic shifts
  • Cultural shifts
  • Conclusion.
  • ch. 4.
  • From violence to mobilization : war, women, and power.
  • Women's political mobilization in Rwanda.
  • A "politics of practice" : everyday politics
  • New activities through civil society organizations
  • Formal politics
  • Conclusion.
  • ch. 5.
  • Historical roots of mass violence in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • Women in the interwar period and the first Yugoslavia
  • World War II
  • Tito's Yugoslavia
  • Women and war
  • Build up to the war
  • War begins
  • Sexualized violence
  • War comes to an end.
  • ch. 6.
  • War and structural shifts in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • Demographic shifts
  • Economic shifts
  • Cultural shifts
  • Conclusion.
  • Transformative power of war
  • ch. 7.
  • Women's political mobilization in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • A "politics of practice" : everyday politics
  • New activities through civil society organizations
  • Resistance and defiance : bridging informal and formal politics
  • Formal political participation
  • Conclusion.
  • ch. 8.
  • Limits of mobilization.
  • The political settlement
  • Understanding formal and everyday politics
  • Revitalization of patriarchy
  • Conclusion.
  • ch. 9.
  • Conclusion.
  • Limitations
  • Theoretical contributions
  • An absence of war, still far from peace
  • Argument
  • Research design : a historical-institutionalist approach
  • Data and methodology
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 271 pages
Isbn
9781108401517
Lccn
2017053512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1012697969

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