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By Miranda Alison

This publication without delay demanding situations the stereotype that girls are inherently peaceful by way of analyzing girl opponents’ involvement in ethno-national conflicts.

Drawing upon empirical case stories of Sri Lanka and northern eire, this learn explores the ways that ladies have often been depicted. while ladies have predominantly been obvious as sufferers of clash, this publication recognizes the truth of girls as lively fighters. certainly, lady soldiers/irregulars are gains of most recent conflicts, and especially in ethno-nationalist violence – formerly mostly missed by way of mainstream scholarship.

Original interview fabric from the author’s vast fieldwork addresses why, and the way, a few girls decide to develop into violently engaged in nationalist conflicts. It additionally highlights the non-public / political charges and merits incurred by means of such girls. This publication offers a beneficial perception into girl opponents, and is an important contribution to the literature.

This booklet should be of serious curiosity to scholars of political violence, ethnic clash, gender experiences and diplomacy in general.

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