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ERIC Number: EJ1101612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
Is There a Right Time for Gender-Just Peace? Feminist Anti-War Organising Revisited
Korac, Maja
Gender and Education, v28 n3 p431-444 2016
This paper addresses the question of totalising gender-power relations that have led to and shaped the wars of the 1990s in Yugoslavia and the emerging ethno-national states on the "periphery" of Europe. I argue that the same type of gender-power relations continue to dominate the region, notably Serbia, and to perpetuate gender inequalities and gender-based violence (GBV) in its many everyday and structural forms, causing profound levels of human insecurity. This analysis aims to set in motion a debate around how to tackle these continuing gender inequalities and GBV in post-war societies. In so doing, I propose a shift from focusing on the "hierarchy of victimisation" that has characterised much of the feminist analyses, activism, and scholarly work in relation to these (and other) conflicts, to a "relational" understanding of the gendered processes of victimisation in war and peace, that is--of both women and men. Such an approach holds a potential to undermine the power systems that engender these varied types of victimisation by ultimately reshaping the notions of masculinity and femininity, which are central to the gender-power systems that generate gender-unjust peace.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Serbia; Yugoslavia