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Women at War, Women Building Peace: Challenging Gender Norms

Joyce P. Kaufman and Kristen P. Williams
Women at War, Women Building Peace: Challenging Gender Norms
ISBN: 978-1-56549-560-9
ISBN: 978-1-56549-561-6
ISBN: 978-1-56549-563-0
2013/194 pages/LC: 2012043642
A Kumarian Press Book
Also of interest:  Women Building Peace by Sanam Naraghi Anderlini
"[A] clear, insightful, and important text."—John Wilson, International Studies Review


During times of civil conflict and war, why do some women turn to militant action while others seek peaceful resolutions? And why does the answer matter? Tackling these questions in their provocative analysis, Joyce Kaufman and Kristen Williams explore the full range of women's responses to armed struggles. 


Joyce P. Kaufman is professor of political science and director of the Center for Engagement with Communities at Whittier College. Kristen P. Williams is professor of political science at Clark University. Their previous collaborations include Women and War: Gender Identity and Activism in Times of Conflict.


  • Challenging Gender Norms.
  • Women, Conflict, and Political Activism.
  • Women's Political Activism in Northern Ireland: Protestants and Catholics.
  • Palestinian Women's Activism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
  • Women's Political Activism in Sri Lanka: Tamil Tigers.
  • Imagined Peace.