Frontline Feminisms: Women, War, and Resistance


Waller, Marguerite. and Jennifer Rycenga. 2000. Frontline Feminisms: Women, War, and Resistance. New York: Garland Pub. 

Authors: Marguerite Waller, Jennifer Rycenga

Keywords: war, feminism, women


The essays in this collection, from both scholars and activists, explore the experiences of local women's groups that have developed to fight war, militarization, political domination, and patriarchy throughout the world.

Table of Contents:

Series Editor's Foreword /Chandra Talpade Mohanty

I. Domestic and Public Violence

1.Public Imprisonment and Private Violence: Reflections on the Hidden Punishment of Women /Angela Y. Davis

2.Screaming in Silence /Shadia el Sarraj

3.From Reverence to Rape: An Anthropology of Ethnic and Genderized Violence /Vesna Kesic

4.Laughter, Tears, and Politics - Dialogue: How Women Do It /Vesna Kesic and Lepa Mladjenovic

5.The Opposite of War Is Not Peace - It Is Creativity /Zorica Mrsevic

6.Is Violence Male? The Law, Gender, and Violence /Lucinda Joy Peach

7.Art as a Healing Tool from "A Window Between Worlds" /Cathy Salser

II. Gender, Militarism, and Sexuality

8.Translating/Transgressing/Torture ... /Irene Matthews

9.Women and Militarization in Israel: Forgotten Letters in the Midst of Conflict /Isis Nusair

10.Sudanese Women under Repression, and the Shortest Way to Equality /Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim

11.Who Benefits? U.S. Military, Prostitution, and Base Conversion /Saundra Sturdevant

12.Demilitarizing Security: Women Oppose U.S. Militarism in East Asia /Gwyn Kirk and Margo Okazawa-Rey

13.Women's Politics and Organizing in Vietnam and Cambodia /Kathryn McMahon

14.Women in Command: A Successful Experience in the National Liberation Army of Iran /Sorayya Shahri

15.Conversion /Habiba Metikos

16.The Passage /Vinka Ljubimir

III. Nonviolent, and Not-Nonviolent, Action against Patriarchy

17.The Kitchen Cabinet /Julie Mertus

18.Ritual as Resistance: Tibetan Women and Nonviolence /Benina Berger Gould

19.The Impact of Women in Black in Israel /Gila Svirsky

20.Feminist Resistance to War and Violence in Serbia /Lepa Mladjenovic and Donna M. Hughes

21.Gender, Nationalism, and the Ambiguity of Female Agency in Aceh, Indonesia, and East Timor /Jacqueline Siapno

22.Maria Stewart, Black Abolitionist, and the Idea of Freedom /Jennifer Rycenga

23.January 16, 1997: Message from Maryam Rajavi, President-Elect of the Iranian Resistance /Maryam Rajavi

24."You Have a Voice Now, Resistance Is Futile!" /Shashwati Talukdar

IV. Where Are the Frontlines?

25.Women's Activism in Rural Kosova /Eli

26.The Soldier and the State: Post-Liberation Women: The Case of Eritrea /Sondra Hale

27.Beyond the Baton: How Women's Responses Are Changing Definitions of Police Violence /Nancy Keefe Rhodes

28.Black Women and Labor Unions in the South: From the 1970s to the 1990s /Ida Leachman

29.From the Mississippi Delta to South Central Los Angeles /Georgiana Williams

30."A Struggle for the Mind": Black Working-Class Women's Organizing in Memphis and the Mississippi Delta, 1960s to 1990s /Laurie Beth Green

31.A State of Work: Women, Politics, and Protest on an Indian Tea Plantation /Piya Chatterjee.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Combatants, Female Combatants, Ethnicity, Feminisms, Gender, Women, Gender-Based Violence, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Militarization, Nonviolence, Political Participation, Race, Rights, Women's Rights, Sexual Violence, SV against Women

Year: 2000

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