Sexual violence in conflict zones : from the ancient world to the era of human rights / edited by Elizabeth D. Heineman.

From the publisher. Since the 1990s, sexual violence in conflict zones has received much media attention. In large part as a result of grassroots feminist organizing in the 1970s and 1980s, mass rapes in the wars in the former Yugoslavia and during the Rwandan genocide received widespread coverage,...

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Other Authors: Heineman, Elizabeth D., 1962- (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2011.
Series:Pennsylvania studies in human rights.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: the history of sexual violence in conflict zones
  • Rape in the American Revolution: process, reaction, and public re-creation / Sharon Block
  • Sexual violence in the politics and policies of conquest: Amerindian women and the Spanish conquest of Alta California / Antonia I. Castañeda
  • Femicide as terrorism: the case of Uzbekistan's unveiling murders / Marianne Kamp
  • Girls, women, and the significance of sexual violence in ancient warfare / Kathy L. Gaca
  • The victimization of women in late precolonial and early colonial warfare in Tanzania / James Giblin
  • War crimes or atrocity stories? Anglo-American narratives of truth and deception in the aftermath of World War I / Nicoletta F. Gullace
  • Sexual and nonsexual violence against "politicized women" in Central Europe after the Great War / Robert Gerwarth
  • The "big rape": sex and sexual violence, war, and occupation in post-World War II memory and imagination / Atina Grossmann
  • War as history, humanity in violence: men, women, and memories of 1971, East Pakistan/Bangladesh / Yasmin Saikia
  • The theory and practice of female immunity in the medieval West / Anne Curry
  • Law, war, and women in seventeenth-century England / Barbara Donagan
  • "Unlawflly and against her consent": sexual violence and the military during the American Civil War / E. Susan Barber and Charles F. Ritter
  • Legal responses to World War II sexual violence: the Japanese experience / Yuma Totani
  • Toward accountability for violence against women in war: progress and challenges / Rhonda Copelon.