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Women and Wars: Contested Histories, Uncertain Futures
Where are the women? In traditional historical and scholarlyaccounts of the making and fighting of wars, women are oftennowhere to be seen. With few exceptions, war stories are told as ifmen were the only ones who plan, fight, are injured by, andnegotiate ends to wars. As the pages of this book tell, though,those accounts are far from complete. Women can be found at everyturn in the (gendered) phenomena of war. Women have participated inthe making, fighting, and concluding of wars throughout history,and their participation is only increasing at the turn of the 21stcentury. Women experience war in multiple ways: as soldiers, asfighters, as civilians, as caregivers, as sex workers, as sexualslaves, refugees and internally displaced persons, as anti-waractivists, as community peace-builders, and more. This book at onceprovides a glimpse into where women are in war, and gives readersthe tools to understood women’s (told and untold) warexperiences in the greater context of the gendered nature of globalsocial and political life.read more