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Mothers, Monsters, Whores: Women's Violence…

Mothers, Monsters, Whores: Women's Violence in Global Politics

by Laura Sjoberg

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‘It’s fascinating to see some myths bite the dust. Sjoberg and Gentry shake down the women-as-mostly-nonviolent-victims-of-men’s-wars myth with accounts of women war enthusiasts and perpetrators. More, they show how women’s violent activities can exhibit agency in international relations rather than pathology. Everyone will want to read this’ - Christine Sylvester, Professor of International Relations and Development, Lancaster University

'Reading Mothers, Monsters, Whores underscores the urgency for us all to come to grips with the reality of women wielding militarized violence. Sjoberg and Gentry reveal graphically the way we construct media images that prop up patriarchal ways of explaining the world' - Cynthia Enloe, Clark University, author of Globalization and Militarism: Feminists Make the Link

'An important contribution to writings on war and gender.' - Peace News
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This book provides an empirical study of women's violence in global politics. The book looks at military women who engage in torture; the Chechen  'Black Widows '; Middle Eastern suicide bombers; and the women who directed and participated in genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda. Sjoberg & Gentry analyze the biological, psychological and sexualized stereotypes through which these women are conventionally depicted, arguing that these are rooted in assumptions about what is "appropriate" female behavior.What these stereotypes have in common is that they all perceive women as having no agency in any sphere of life.

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