While dominant narratives emphasize war's destructive effects, this book demonstrates how war can open up unexpected opportunities for women's political mobilization.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Ch. 1. From violence to mobilization : war, women, and power Women and war Transformative power of war Understanding formal and everyday politics Argument Research design : a historical-institutionalist approach Data and methodology On the "politics of naming" and the genocide debate The structure of the book. ch. 2. Historical roots of mass violence in Rwanda Gender in the colonial period : 1895-1962 The changing status of women during revolution and the post-colonial period Origins of the RPF War begins "Democratization" Genocide begins, civil war continues National trends in genocidal violence Regional variation A tentative peace : RPF victory Conclusion. ch. 3. War and structural shifts in Rwanda Demographic shifts Economic shifts Cultural shifts Conclusion ch. 4. Women's political mobilization in Rwanda A "politics of practice" : everyday politics New activities through civil society organizations Formal politics Conclusion ch. 5. Historical roots of mass violence in Bosnia-Herzegovina Women in the interwar period and the first Yugoslavia World War II Tito's Yugoslavia Build up to the war War begins Sexualized violence War comes to an end ch. 6. War and structural shifts in Bosnia-Herzegovina Demographic shifts Economic shifts Cultural shifts Conclusion ch. 7. Women's political mobilization in Bosnia-Herzegovina. A "politics of practice" : everyday politics New activities through civil society organizations Resistance and defiance : bridging informal and formal politics Formal political participation Conclusion ch. 8. Limits of mobilization The political settlement Revitalization of patriarchy Conclusion ch. 9. Conclusion Limitations Theoretical contributions An absence of war, still far from peace.
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Print version: Berry, Marie E., 1983- War, women, and power. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018