- What impact does gender difference make to political decision-making? - Will the political empowerment of women contribute to a more peaceful world? The role of gender has been increasingly recognized as central to the study and analysis of the traditionally male domains of war and international relations. This book explores the key role of gender in peace research, conflict resolution and international politics. Rather than simply 'add gender' the aim is to transcend different disciplinary boundaries and conceptual approaches to provide a more integrated basis for future study. To this end it uniquely combines theoretical chapters alongside empirical case studies to demonstrate the i
Chapter 9: The Use of Women and the Role of Women in the Yugoslav War
The Use of Women and the Role of Women in the Yugoslav War
We may be forced to agree that women share in the patriotism and commitment to national interest which sustains militarism and condones war. We may even agree that it is feminist rejection, rather than affirmation, of notions of the separate and different nature and greater vulnerability of women which most threatens the morale of men at arms and the motivation for militaristic thinking. We may agree on all these things, and yet we may still appeal to women's values, to maternal values, to save humanity. (Segal, 1987, p. 196)
Any serious anthropological attempt at presenting the role of women in the ...