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Author MacKenzie, Megan H. (Megan Hazel),
Title Female soldiers in Sierra Leone : sex, security, and post-conflict development / Megan H. MacKenzie.
Imprint New York : New York University Press, 2012.

Author MacKenzie, Megan H. (Megan Hazel),
Series Gender and political violence series
Gender and political violence series.
Subject Women soldiers -- Sierra Leone.
Sex role -- Sierra Leone.
Postwar reconstruction -- Sierra Leone.
Rape as a weapon of war -- Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991-2002 -- Participation, Female.
Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991-2002 -- Women.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 175 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The new feminist international relations / Christine Sylvester -- Introduction: Conjugal order and insecurity post-conflict -- The history of sex, order, and conflict in Sierra Leone -- Defining soldiers -- Empowerment boom or bust? Assessing women's post-armed conflict empowerment initiatives -- Securitization and desecuritization: female soldiers and the reconstruction of women -- Securitizing sex? Rethinking wartime sexual violence -- Loving your enemy: rape, sex, childbirth, and politics post-armed conflict -- Conclusion: Displacing war mythology and developmental logic.
Note Print version record.
Summary "The eleven-year civil war in Sierra Leone from 1991 to 2002 was incomprehensibly brutal--it is estimated that half of all female refugees were raped and many thousands were killed. While the publicity surrounding sexual violence helped to create a general picture of women and girls as victims of the conflict, there has been little effort to understand female soldiers' involvement in, and experience of, the conflict. Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone draws on interviews with 75 former female soldiers and over 20 local experts, providing a rare perspective on both the civil war and post-conflict development efforts in the country. Megan MacKenzie argues that post-conflict reconstruction is a highly gendered process, demonstrating that a clear recognition and understanding of the roles and experiences of female soldiers are central to both understanding the conflict and to crafting effective policy for the future"--Publisher's website.
ISBN 9780814771259 (electronic bk.)
0814771254 (electronic bk.)
9780814744970 (electronic bk.)
0814744974 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 810933437
Additional Format Print version: MacKenzie, Megan H. (Megan Hazel). Female soldiers in Sierra Leone. New York : New York University Press, 2012 9780814761373 (DLC) 2012009364 (OCoLC)781077501

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