Search for dissertations about: "women in war"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 39 swedish dissertations containing the words women in war.

  1. 1. Being a Bush Wife : Women's Lives Through War and Peace in Northern Sierra Leone

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi

    Author : Chris Coulter; Eva Evers Rosander; Lars Hagborg; Rosalind Shaw; [2006]
    Keywords : Cultural anthropology; Sierra Leone; anthropology; war; rebel movements; female fighters; bush wives; women; rape; gender; experience; narratives; livelihood; demobilization; morality; reconciliation; Kuranko; Kulturantropologi;

    Abstract : This study is about young Sierra Leonean women’s wartime and post-war experiences and the social processes involved in shaping both these experiences and the way they were articulated through war and peace. During the course of the Sierra Leone war (1991–2002), many thousands of girls and women were abducted from their homes by rebels or other fighters. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sweet Battlefields Youth and the Liberian Civil War

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Kulturantropologiska avdelningen

    Author : Mats Utas; Uppsala universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Cultural anthropology; Liberia; anthropology; civil war; youth; children; child soldiers; street children; conflict; violence; women in war; West Africa; liminality; Kulturantropologi; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Ethnology Cultural anthropology; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Etnologi Kulturantropologi; Kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology;

    Abstract : This dissertation presents an ethnography of youth in Liberia and of how their lives became affected by a civil war which raged in the country between 1990 and 1997. The focus is on the experiences, motivations, and reflections of young combatants who fought for a variety of rebel factions. READ MORE

  3. 3. Threatening and Appropriate Bodies in Nation Building: Paths to the World’s 1st Female Parliamentary Majority in Post-Genocide Rwanda

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Kulturantropologiska avdelningen

    Author : Christopher Kayumba; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2010]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; women; opportunity structures; representation; presence; war; genocide; political systems; electoral systems; gender; nationalism; ethnicity; ideology; missing men; reserved seats; quotas; parliament;

    Abstract : While Rwanda first attracted the world’s attention for the genocide that took place in 1994, 16 years later the country is capturing interest because it now has the highest number of women in its parliament than in any other country in the world. After the first post-genocide legislative elections, in 2003, about 49% of elected legislators in the lower house of Parliament were women. READ MORE

  4. 4. Women Survivors, Lost Children and Traumatized Masculinities The Phenomena of Rape and War in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Jill Trenholm; Beth Maina-Ahlberg; Pia Olsson; Martha Blomqvist; Gillian Lewanda Hundt; [2013]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Democratic Republic of Congo; war-rape; sexual violence; ethnography; child soldiers; gender; resilience; marginalisation; structural violence; intersectionality; new wars; militarised masculinity; Africa; globalisation; Hälso- och sjukvårdsforskning; Health Care Research; Vårdvetenskap med samhällsvetenskaplig inriktning; Caring Sciences in Social Sciences;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to investigate the phenomenon of war rape in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in order to understand the dynamics, contextual realities and consequences of its perpetration. Practical and theoretical knowledge is generated which is relevant for health care interventions, humanitarian assistance and peace initiatives, that are cognizant of the actual needs of the affected populations. READ MORE

  5. 5. Tradition as Resource : Transnational Somali Women Traders Facing the Realities of Civil War

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Religionshistoria

    Author : Rannveig Jetne Haga; Mattias Gardell; Lena Roos; Francesca Declich; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Dubai; Somaliland; Somali women; civil war; tradition; agency; security; autonomy; negotiations; piety; postcolonial; feminism.; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Religion Theology History of religion; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Religionsvetenskap Teologi Religionshistoria; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Religion Theology Islamology; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Religionsvetenskap Teologi Islamologi; History Of Religions; religionshistoria;

    Abstract : This dissertation is an analysis of interviews with and observations among transnational Somali women traders, located in Somaliland (northwest Somalia) and Dubai. Since the outbreak of the Somali civil war an increasing number of women have become the sole providers of their families. READ MORE