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dc.contributor.authorGreenburg, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2023-02-02T10:37:10Z
dc.date.available2023-02-02T10:37:10Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifierONIX_20230202_9781501767753_2
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/96575
dc.description.abstractAt War with Women reveals how post-9/11 politics of gender and development have transformed US military power. In the mid-2000s, the US military used development as a weapon as it revived counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan. The military assembled all-female teams to reach households and wage war through development projects in the battle for "hearts and minds." Despite women technically being banned from ground combat units, the all-female teams were drawn into combat nonetheless. Based on ethnographic fieldwork observing military trainings, this book challenges liberal feminist narratives that justified the Afghanistan War in the name of women's rights and celebrated women's integration into combat as a victory for gender equality. Jennifer Greenburg critically interrogates a new imperial feminism and its central role in securing US hegemony. Women's incorporation into combat through emotional labor has reinforced gender stereotypes, with counterinsurgency framing female soldiers as global ambassadors for women's rights. This book provides an analysis of US imperialism that keeps the present in tension with the past, clarifying where colonial ideologies of race, gender, and sexuality have resurfaced and how they are changing today.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JH Sociology and anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social and cultural anthropologyen_US
dc.subject.otherSocial & cultural anthropology
dc.titleAt War with Women
dc.title.alternativeMilitary Humanitarianism and Imperial Feminism in an Era of Permanent War
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1353/book.101111
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy05937e7b-c222-4680-9580-c09c5ce7a11e
oapen.relation.isbn9781501767753
oapen.pages282


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