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Author Carpenter, R. Charli.
Title Innocent women and children : gender, norms and the protection of civilians / R. Charli Carpenter.
Imprint Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2006]

Author Carpenter, R. Charli.
Series Gender in a global/local world
Gender in a global/local world.
Subject War -- Protection of civilians.
War victims -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
Women and war.
Children and war.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 217 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-210) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Gendered innocence : the concept of the civilian in international society -- Implementing the civilian immunity norm -- Advocating for civilians -- Protecting civilians in conflict zones -- Conclusion.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Summary This study examines the influence of gender constructs on the international regime protecting war-affected civilians. Although the codified immunity norm affords protection to all civilians, Carpenter demonstrates how in practice, belligerents, advocates and humanitarian players interpret civilian immunity so as to leave adult civilian men and older boys at grave risk in conflict zones. She argues that in order to understand the way in which laws of war are implemented and promoted in international society, we must understand how gender ideas affect and ultimately undermine the principle of civilian immunity. The case studies contained in this ground breaking study demonstrate the importance of assumptions about gender relations in shaping international politics, and develop a framework for incorporating an attention to gender into the often gender-blind scholarship on international norms. As such this book will be of interest both to international relations theorists and to human rights scholars, students and activists.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780754680918 (electronic bk.)
0754680916 (electronic bk.)
0754647455 (alk. paper)
9780754647454 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 290510208
Additional Format Print version: Carpenter, R. Charli. Innocent women and children. Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006 (DLC) 2005034914

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