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Violence against women in and beyond conflict, the coloniality of violence, Julia Carolin Sachseder - ebk

"Violence against Women in and beyond Conflict explores the processes and structures that underlie sexual violence and internal displacement in armed conflict, utilizing extensive ethnographic research to provide cutting-edge insights. The author argues that the key to understanding violence against women lies at the intersection of transnational capital, race, and gender - that not only contribute to its production but also to its persistence. The book uses the Colombian armed conflict as the primary case study but develops a broader framework for theorizing the relationship between the global political economy, the history of coloniality, and intersectional constructions of gender and race with regard to conflict and violence. It offers an understanding of violence against women as not isolated from, but part and a symptom of, a larger system of political, social, and economic inequality that is rooted in colonialism, and exploited and exacerbated by transnational capital relations. The author also shows how (post)colonial power asymmetries, the state, and other non-state actors, most prominently paramilitaries, are involved in this relationship of violence. The book highlights the implications for meaningful and sustainable peace in post-conflict contexts. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, gender studies, and conflict studies; as well as policymakers, (non)governmental organizations, and practitioners interested in conflict and security"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of Figures -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Peace for Some, and a Continuum of Violence for Others -- 1 The Continuum of Violence: Approaches to Conflict, Sexual Violence, and Displacement -- 2 A Feminist Ethnography of Violence in (Post)Colonial Settings -- 3 Understanding Present Through Past: Colombia's Colonial Experience and Its Armed Conflict in Historical Perspective -- 4 Women's Experiences of Violence and Insecurities in Colombia's Conflict -- 5 "After" Violence: Territory, Identities, and Resistance -- 6 The Coloniality of Violence: Women's Experiences of Extractive Insecurities in Colombia and Beyond -- Bibliography -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (243 pages)
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