War and Gender

War and Gender

How Gender Shapes the War System and Vice Versa

Book - 2001
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Cambridge Univ Pr
Gender roles are nowhere more prominent than in war, yet our understanding of the relationship between gender and war is confused. Joshua Goldstein analyzes the near-total exclusion of women from combat forces, through history and across cultures. He concludes that killing in war does not come naturally for either gender, and that gender norms often mold men, women, and children to the needs of the war system.
Goldstein explains the exclusion of women from combat across history and cultures.

Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780521807166
0521807166
Characteristics: xv, 523 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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