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Gender dynamics in rebel groups

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave International Handbook of Gender and the Military
EditorsRachel Woodward, Claire Duncanson
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave
Pages437-454
Number of pages18
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-51677-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-51676-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2017

Abstract

Zoe Marks unpacks the black box of gender dynamics in rebel groups and insurgent organizations in contemporary armed conflict. Examining how roles, responsibilities, and social relations are distributed and negotiated between men and women in rebellion reveals how these organizations survive and function, and sharpens our understanding of the spectrum of combatant experiences in wartime. Marks examines cross-national comparative data on participation patterns in rebellion, before turning to the group level to explore gendered power structures and role allocation in armed conflict. The chapter concludes with micro-level analysis that explores variations in individual experiences of violence and vulnerability inside rebellion.

    Research areas

  • gender, conflict, rebel groups, women, war

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