Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War?: Perceptions, Prescriptions, Problems in the Congo and Beyond (Africa Now)

Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War?: Perceptions, Prescriptions, Problems in the Congo and Beyond (Africa Now)
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Paperback
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ISBN-10:
1780321635
ISBN-13:
9781780321639
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$39.95
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Language:
English
Pages:
168
Publisher:
Zed Books
Length:
9.0 inches
Width:
6.0 inches

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Too often in conflict situations rape is referred to as a "weapon of war" - a term presented as self-explanatory. In this provocative book, Baaz and Stern challenge the dominant understandings of sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings. Drawing upon original fieldwork in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as research material from other conflict zones, the authors emphasize the importance of context and the multiplicity of factors involved in gender-based violence, such as the nature of civilian-military relations, and ultimately argue that it is misleading to isolate sexual violence from other aspects of conflict.A much-anticipated book by two acknowledged experts in the field dealing with an issue that has become an increasingly important security and legal topic.

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Book Summary: The title of this book is Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War? and it was written by Maria Eriksson Baaz, Maria Stern. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is May 09, 2013 and it has a suggested retail price of $39.95. It was published by Zed Books and has a total of 168 pages in the book. The 10 digit ISBN is 1780321635 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9781780321639. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.