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Title Women, violence and war : wartime victimization of refugees in the Balkans / edited by Vesna Nikolić-Ristanović.

Published Budapest : Central European University Press ; Plymouth : Plymbridge, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  949.65040922 WOME    AVAILABLE
Physical description 300 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Chapter 1 A brief history of the state of Bosnia-Herzegovina (from its origins to the 1995 Dayton peace accords) / Natasa Mrvic-Petrovic 7 -- Chapter 2 Definitions of violence in war and the experience of women: the subject of research / Vesna Nikolic-Ristanovic 21 -- Chapter 3 Method and the sample--a contribution to the feminist critique of methodology / Vesna Nikolic-Ristanovic, Ivana Stevanovic 35 -- Chapter 4 Sexual violence / Vesna Nikolic-Ristanovic 41 -- Chapter 5 Hague Tribunal and rape in the former Yugoslavia / Vesna Nikolic-Ristanovic 79 -- Chapter 6 Physical abuse and homicide / Vesna Nikolic-Ristanovic 85 -- Chapter 7 Psychological violence and fear in war, and their consequences for the psychological health of women / Slobodanka Konstantinovic-Vilic 99 -- Chapter 8 Separation and dissolution of the family / Natasa Mrvic-Petrovic 135 -- Chapter 9 Life in refuge--changes in socioeconomic and familial status / Natasa Mrvic-Petrovic, Ivana Stevanovic 151 -- Chapter 10 Social acceptance and the difficulty of adapting to a new environment / Natasa Mrvic-Petrovic 171 -- Chapter 11 Strategies of support and help / Slobodanka Konstantinovic-Vilic 187 -- Appendix 1. Who are the women who have spoken? 199 -- Appendix 2. A sample of their stories and letters 207.
Summary Women, Violence and War is a book about war as it is seen, lived and interpreted by women, based on interviews with seventy women refugees. Written by citizens of the former Yugoslavia who understand and appreciate the circumstances of the victims, it is a probing accurate and unique investigation of victimization.
Many of the accounts portray the horrific experiences the victims had to face and the book addresses issues of sexual, physical and psychological violence, as well as problems of confinement, upheaval and family separation. In a completely new insight the book dispels the myth that many of the women were peasants, and shows that in fact they were educated, middle-class women with independent careers. The study also depicts how some of the victims attempt to come to terms with the aftermath of wartime abuse.
Women, Violence and War is an unparalleled volume that also presents a completely new perspective maintaining that violence against women in war is not independent of peace-time victimization and the imbalance of power between sexes.
Other author Nikolić-Ristanović, Vesna.
Subject Women refugees -- Balkan Peninsula -- Interviews.
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Refugees -- Balkan Peninsula.
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Women -- Balkan Peninsula.
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Atrocities.
ISBN 9639116599 £31.95
9639116602 (paperback) £13.95