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Confronting a Disciplinary Blindness: Women, War and Rape in the International Politics of Security

Lee-Koo, Katrina


Much of the debate surrounding the inclusion of women in the study of international politics, particularly in reflections of war, promotes passive representation. State-sanctioned images of non-combatant women in supportive wartime roles reflect, rather than confront, traditional conceptualisations of 'legitimate knowledge' and ways of knowing. Therefore, estimates that 30,000 women were raped during the war in Bosnia shocked the international community. Yet it shouldn't. War rape is as old as...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/1036114022000032744


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