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This collection of essays examines the racialized and gendered effects of contemporary politics of belonging, issues which lie at the heart of contemporary political and social lives. It encompasses critical questions of identity and citizenship, inclusion and exclusion, emotional attachments, violent conflicts and local/global relationships. The range – geographically, thematically and theoretically - covered by the chapters reflects current concerns in the world today.
Chapter 13: ‘The Enemy of My Enemy is Not My Friend’: Women's Rights, Occupation and ‘Reconstruction’ in Iraq
‘The Enemy of My Enemy is Not My Friend’: Women's Rights, Occupation and ‘Reconstruction’ in Iraq
For those of us living in London, the bombings in the British capital brought home the daily violence, the horror and fear of millions of people living in many places around the world. For the first time, it was our relatives in Iraq who anxiously called to inquire about our health and well-being, and not the other way around as it has been the case for so long. At the time of writing this chapter, in the summer of 2005, Iraq must have been the most acutely dangerous place in terms of both occupation ...