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Title Gender, agency and political violence / edited by Linda Ahäll, Laura J. Shepherd.
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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 Floor3  HQ1075 .R475 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xii, 256 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series Rethinking political violence series
Rethinking political violence.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-245) and index.
Contents PART I: Violent subjects. Masculinity, Militarism and Popular Culture: The Warrior Superhero in Hollywood / L.Crowe ; Masculinities, Pain and Power: Gendering Experiences of Truth Sharing in Northern Ireland / L.White ; (Re)Masculinizing Security? Gender and Private Military and Security Companies / J.Joachim & A.Schneiker ; The Gender of Resistance: A Case Study Approach to Thinking about Gender in Violent Resistance Movements / G.Gonzalez, M.Kimmel, F.Malekahmadi & J.Tyagi. -- PART II: Reason/rationality. Power and Gendered Rationality in Western Epistemic Constructions of Female Suicide Bombings / T.Narozhna ; Assassins, Virgins, Scholars: Epistemologies and Geopolitics in Scholarly Knowledge on Suicide Bombing / C.Brunner ; From Snipers to Suicide Attacks: Exploring the Representations and Realities of Conflict in the Northern Caucasus / C.Moore ; Gendered Agency in Contested Truths: The Case of Hyunhee Kim (KAL858) / S.Park-Kang. -- PART III: Emotional/emotionality. Ungendering the Links between Emotions and Violence: Towards a Political Appreciation of Empathy and Compassion / E.Hutchison & R.Bleiker ; Confusion, Fear, Disgust: Emotional Communication in Representations of Female Agency in Political Violence / L.Åhäll ; Heartfelt Positivity as an Orthogonal Approach to Gender, Agency and Political Violence: Reading Stormheart / E.Penttinen.
Summary "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."--Publisher's website.
Subject Sex role -- Case studies.
Political violence -- Case studies.
Related Names Ahäll, Linda, 1979-
Shepherd, Laura J.
ISBN 9780230293908
Standard # 7210382
OCLC number 784125076