(En)gendering the War on Terror: War Stories And Camouflaged by Kim Rygiel, Krista Hunt

By Kim Rygiel, Krista Hunt

Decades after the warfare on terror all started, there's a turning out to be physique of literature interpreting the advance, motivation, and results of this US-led aggression. almost absent from those money owed is an exam of the principal position that gender, race, classification, and sexuality play within the struggle on terror. This loss of consciousness displays a endured resistance by means of analysts to recognize and interact identity-related social matters as relevant parts inside of international politics. As this clash grows, spreads and deepens, it really is extra vital than ever to check how various foreign actors are utilizing the conflict on terror as a chance to augment present gendered, raced, classed, and sexualized inter/national family. This booklet examines the professional struggle tales being advised to the overseas group approximately why and opposed to whom the struggle on terror is being waged. The e-book is meant for college students, students and practitioners within the components of diplomacy, women's stories and cultural experiences.

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2003), Feminists Under Fire: Exchanges Across War Zones, with Maja Korac, Djurdja Knezevic, Zarana Papic (advising editors), Toronto, Between the Lines. Goodstein, Laurie. html (October 12, 2004). Harding, Luke. html (October 18, 2004). Harvey, David. (2003), The New Imperialism (Clarendon Lectures in Geography and Environmental Studies), Oxford, Oxford University Press. Hawthorne, Susan. (2003), ‘Fundamentalism, Violence and Disconnection’, in Susan Hawthorne and Bronwyn Winter (eds), After Shock: September 11, 2001 Global Feminist Perspectives, Vancouver, Raincoast Books, pp.

The regulation and policing of this category occurs at the hands of both imperialist and fundamentalist regimes that inscribe competing and contradictory frames of reference on the bodies of Muslim women. Within imperialist conceptions we have seen how the images of Muslim women have been represented in the Western male imaginary as sensual harem girls as well as debased, voiceless, and universally oppressed victims, forming a complex nexus of desire and disavowal. The representation of Muslim women’s bodies as signifiers of difference can be understood as a form of ‘gendered Islamophobia’ (Zine, 2004a).

A communiqué from the White House (2002) reporting ‘progress on the war on terror’ celebrates the liberation of Afghans from the ‘brutal zealotry of the Taliban’ sidestepping any complicity or collusion that the American government had in supporting the regime in the first place. As further evidence for the success of the war on terror, the report goes on to cite how ‘Afghan women are experiencing freedom for the first time’ (p. 2). This pronouncement locates Afghan women in a de-contextualized, ahistorical space where they seem to begin and end within the current crisis, having been provided ‘freedom for the first time’ by US forces.

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