Researching War – Feminist Methods, Ethics and Politics

Author: Annick T.R. Wibben
Publisher: Routledge (2016)

Softcover: 264 pages
Language: English
ISBN13: 978-1-138-91997-6

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Researching War provides a unique overview of varied feminist contributions to the study of war through case studies from around the world. Written by well-respected scholars, each chapter explicitly showcases the role of feminist methodological, ethical and political commitments in the research process.

Foreword Introduction Annick T.R. Wibben Part I – In Wars 1. Chechen political violence as desperation: What feminist discourse analysis reveals Caron Gentry 2. Women and the matrix of violence: A study of the Maoist insurgency in India Swati Parashar 3. Female Engagement Teams in Afghanistan: Exploring the ‘war on terror’ narrative Annick T.R. Wibben 4. Positionalities, intersectionalities and transnational feminism in researching women in post-invasion Iraq Nadje Al-Ali & Nicola Pratt 5. Militarized masculinities, women torturers and the limits of gender analysis at Abu Ghraib Melanie Richter-Montpetit 6. Researching wartime rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): A methodology of unease Maria Eriksson Baas & Maria Stern Part II – After Wars 1. Tracing women’s rights after genocide: The case of Rwanda Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel 2. « Doing No Harm »: Methodological and ethical challenges of working with women associated with fighting forces/ ex-combatants in Liberia Helen Basini 3. An intersectional analysis of the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission Pascha Bueno-Hansen Part III: Everyday Wars 1. Studying gender in protracted conflict: Israeli women’s lives in quantitative methods Sarai Aharoni 2. Studying ethical action competence and mindful action from feminist perspectives: The case of Nordic female police officers in Kosovo Elina Penttinen 3. Algerian Feminist Methodologies of Recovery, Redress and Resistance in Assia Djebar’s La femme sans sepultureShawn Doubiago Afterword Cynthia Enloe.