Women and Militant Wars: The Politics of Injury

Swati Parashar

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This book explores women?s militant activities in insurgent wars and seeks to understand what women `do? in wars. In International Relations, inter-state conflict, anti-state armed insurgency and armed militancy are essentially seen as wars where collective violence (against civilians and security forces) is used to achieve political objectives. Extending the notion of war as `politics of injury to the armed militancy in Indian administered Kashmir and the Tamil armed insurgency in Sri Lanka, this book explores how women participate in militant wars, and how that politics not only shapes the gendered understandings of women?s identities and bodies but is in turn shaped by them.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
Number of pages252
ISBN (Print)9780415827966
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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