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Critical Aspects of Gender in Conflict Resolution, Peacebuilding, and Social Movements Vol: 32

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02 Nov 2011
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
300 pages - 156 x 234 x 25mm
Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change


This volume of "Research in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change" investigates gendered aspects of social activism and peacebuilding, an area of research that continues to be undertheorized. Gender cuts across all forms of conflict and all aspects of society politically, economically, and socially. As a basic organizing principle in society, gender roles, relations, and inequalities impact social processes. From a gender perspective, the transformation of society requires investigating the overlapping and intertwined root causes of conflict from the interpersonal to the community and structural level, and the critical role that women play in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and social movements. With a focus on the agency of grassroots citizens, refugee, indigenous, and ethnic minority women, this volume seeks to bring light to gendered aspects of practice that will assist scholars and practitioners in research and policy development. From reconciliation commissions in Sierra Leone, environmental activists in the Czech Republic, women's organizations in Burmese refugee camps, women's work in conflict resolution rituals in Laos, Minutewomen's e-activism in the United States, to women's social networks in Uzbekistan, this book explores complex contexts and critical issues central to women's grassroots activism, peacebuilding, and social movements.
List of Contributors. Foreword. Introduction. A Gendered Analysis of Refugee Transnational Bridgebuilding Capacity. The Soukhouan Ritual: The Legacy of Lao Women in Conflict Resolution. Collective Action as a Space of Agency, Power, and Knowledge: A Case Study of Gaps. Partial Justice and Reconciliation for Sierra Leone Women but Reparations and Reform Remain Elusive. New Social Movements, Old Gender Games?: Locating Girls in the Sport for Development and Peace Movement. Mobilizing Minutewomen: Gender, Cyberpower, and the New Nativist Movement. Collective Identity and Gendered Activism in the Czech Environmental Movement: The South Bohemian Mothers' Struggle against Nuclear Power. Recruiting or Retaining? Frame Reception in the Women's Peace Movement. “The Phrase of the Day”: Examining Contexts and Co-Optation of Reproductive Justice Activism in the Women's Movement. About the Authors. Critical Aspects of Gender in Conflict Resolution, Peacebuilding, and Social Movements. Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change. Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change. Copyright page.

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