Engendering Genocide: Gender, Conflict and Violence


Gangoli, Geetanjali. 2006. “Engendering Genocide: Gender, Conflict and Violence.” Women’s Studies International Forum 29 (5): 534–38.

Author: Geetanjali Gangoli


Thematic connections between gender, conflict and violence are significant areas of enquiry in recent times. Engendering conflict has been of some concern to academics, given the context of national and international conflict in areas as diverse as Bosnia, Iraq, India, the UK and the USA. The conflicts have taken forms as varied as internal conflicts between religious and ethnic communities in different parts of the world, acts of aggression against sovereign states, terrorist attacks and the global 'war against terror', the stigmatisation and demonisation of the Muslim community. All these factors impact on, and are impacted by gender.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Feminisms, Gender, Femininity/ies, Gender Analysis, Gender Roles, Gendered Discourses, Masculinity/ies, Gender-Based Violence, Genocide, Violence

Year: 2006

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