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Rosemarie Skaine

Female Suicide Bombers

Female Suicide Bombers
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Published by McFarland Publishers
2006
ISBN: 0-7864-2615-2
Photographs, appendices, notes bibliography, glossary, index [216]pp. softcover, $35.

Description

Celebrated as liberators and martyrs by those who support their cause, denounced as terrorists by their opponents, suicide bombers have become all too common in violent conflicts worldwide. The female suicide bomber is a relative newcomer to the landscapes of war, but more and more women are being recruited for self-sacrifice.

This work discusses the history of suicide bombing and profiles the female suicide bomber. It raises the question of why women are increasingly used as bombers and explores the Western societal biases that tend to cast women in nonviolent roles. Battlegrounds discussed include Lebanon, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Chechnya, and Israel and Palestine. Because bombers do not operate as individuals but at the direction of organizations, this book also examines the organizations, their scope and training methods. It concludes with a discussion of strategies for the future and advocates continued human rights watch and continued global intervention.

About the Author

Rosemarie Skaine, a sociologist in Cedar Falls, Iowa, has also written Female Genital Mutilation (2005), The Cuban Family (2004), Paternity and American Law (2003), The Women of Afghanistan Under the Taliban (2002), Women College Basketball Coaches (2001), Women at War (1999), Man of the Twentieth Century (1999) and Power and Gender (1996).
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Educational , Ethnic , History , Military/War , Multicultural , Reference , Religion , Scholarly , Social Sciences , Sociology , Women's Issues/Studies
 
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