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Gender, Masculinities, and Transition in Conflicted Societies

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Ni Aolain, Fionnuala and Cahn, Naomi (2010) Gender, Masculinities, and Transition in Conflicted Societies. New England Law Review, 44 . p. 101. [Journal article]

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Abstract

This article uses a gender lens to explore how conflict affects men and women differently. It examines issues related to the emergence of certain kinds of “hyper” masculinity in situations of conflict and how such masculinities continue to function in subsequent peace-building attempts. The article argues that a failure to account for and be cognizant of these specific masculinities has a significant effect for women in particular, and, more generally, on the success of the conflict transition process. Finally, we show how using a gender lens could make a difference by considering the specific example of the impact of violent masculinities on disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration programs.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Gender Transitional Justice Masculinity Peace-building
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Research Institutes and Groups:Transitional Justice Institute
ID Code:15658
Deposited By:Professor Fionnuala Ni Aolain
Deposited On:05 Oct 2010 09:50
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 11:00

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