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Gender and new wars

Chinkin, Christine, Kaldor, Mary and Yadav, Punam (2020) Gender and new wars. Stability, 9 (1). ISSN 2165-2627

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This brief introduction to the special collection outlines the main features of new wars and discusses some of the conceptual thinking around gender in the context of new wars and how it relates to international frameworks, such as UN Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security. It considers in particular different forms of women’s participation and constructions of masculinities in new wars. This introduction argues that the binary narrative of gender has been damaging to both women and men and that the focus instead should be on understanding how subordinated populations are made vulnerable to the exercise and abuse of asymmetrical systems of power. To this end further academic research is urged.

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: IGA: Centre for Women Peace and Security
International Development
Gender Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2020 16:39
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:01

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