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    ‘What really draws men to war?’ Masculinity and conflict in the work of Tim Hetherington

‘What really draws men to war?’ Masculinity and conflict in the work of Tim Hetherington

by Daniel Cullen

On 20 April 2011, photojournalist Tim Hetherington was killed while on assignment in Libya, amid government forces’ shelling of the besieged city of Misrata. Having spent many years covering global conflicts, including in Liberia, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka, Hetherington had become widely renowned as a war photographer – although this was a label he rejected. He instead […]

April 23rd, 2019|Featured|1 Comment|

Book review: Handbook on Gender and War

Towards a gender-sensitive analysis of war and its aftermath

by Jennifer Philippa Eggert

What role does gender play in war and post-war societies? Does war impact men and women in the same way? How are gender roles and images reproduced and represented during times of war and violent conflict? Despite thirty years of scholarship on gender and war, and an increasing […]

September 14th, 2016|Featured, Politics, Society|2 Comments|
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    Rape and Sexual Violence in War: The Vexing Issue of Causation and Some Reflections from Bosnia

Rape and Sexual Violence in War: The Vexing Issue of Causation and Some Reflections from Bosnia

By Janine Natalya Clark

 

Refugees; Srebrenica; the siege of Sarajevo; burning villages such as Ahmići and Stupni Do; the Omarska camp. Captured in these words are some of the most powerful and lasting images of the 1992-1995 Bosnian war. Media cameras captured many of the crimes committed in this bloody conflict. In contrast, one particular set of crimes typically occurred […]

April 20th, 2016|Featured, Politics|1 Comment|

The War Rages On: Women in the British Military and the De-Politicisation of War in ‘Our Girl’ (2014)

The five part BBC drama series Our Girl (and the 90 minute TV film which preceded it) centres around the experiences of Private Molly Dawes, a young medic serving in the British Army. Molly is assigned to a unit referred to as ‘2 Section’ as a combat casualty replacement, and with them deploys to Afghanistan. Her colleague in 2 Section, Private […]

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