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Gender, Violence, Refugees

Edited by Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Ulrike Krause

299 pages, 2 tables, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-616-4 $130.00/£92.00 Hb Not Yet Published (August 2017)

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“This is a well-written book on an important subject.  It demonstrates a solid knowledge of the literature in the field and by and large does an excellent job of referencing and synthesizing academic literature in a way that won’t be off-putting to readers who don’t have specialized background in this field.” · Elizabeth Ferris, Georgetown University.

Providing nuanced accounts of how the social identities of men and women, the context of displacement and the experience or manifestation of violence interact, this collection offers conceptual analyses and in-depth case studies to illustrate how gender relations are affected by displacement, encampment and return. The essays show how these factors lead to various forms of direct, indirect and structural violence. This ranges from discussions of norms reflected in policy documents and practise, the relationship between relief structures and living conditions in camps, to forced military recruitment and forced return, and covers countries in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Susanne Buckley-Zistel is Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the Center for Conflict Studies, Philipps-University Marburg. Before she worked at the Free University Berlin, the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and King’s College, London.

Ulrike Krause is Research Fellow at the Centre for Conflict Studies, Philipps-University Marburg. Prior to that, she received her doctorate in political science from the Magdeburg University in Germany and worked for international organisations in refugee assistance, human rights and gender mainstreaming in Uganda, Germany and other countries.

Series: Volume 37, Forced Migration
Subject: Refugee & Migration Studies Peace & Conflict Studies Gender Studies

BISAC: SOC007000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Emigration & Immigration; SOC032000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Gender Studies; SOC051000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Violence in Society

BIC: JFFD Refugees & political asylum; JFSJ Gender studies, gender groups


About the Authors

Introduction: Gender, Violence, Refugees. An Introduction
Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Ulrike Krause


Chapter 1. UNHCR Policy on Refugee Women: A 25-Year Retrospective
Susan F. Martin

Chapter 2. Victims of Chaos and Subaltern Sexualities? Some Reflections on Common Assumptions about Displacement and the Prevalence of Sexual and Gender-based Violence
Simon Turner

Chapter 3. Refugees, Global Governance and the Local Politics of Violence against Women
Elisabeth Olivius

Chapter 4. ‘Solidarity’ and ‘Gender Equality’ as a Discourse of Violence in Sweden: Exclusion of Refugees by the Decent Citizen
Emma Mc Cluskey

Chapter 5. Spatializing Inequalities: The Situation of Women in Refugee Centres in Germany
Melanie Hartmann

Chapter 6. ‘Faithing’ Gender and Responses to Violence in Refugee Communities: Insights from the Sahrawi Refugee Camps and the Democratic Republic of Congo
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Chloé Lewis and Georgia Cole

Chapter 7. Formidable Intersections: Forced Migration, Gender and Livelihoods
Dale Buscher


Chapter 8. Escaping Conflicts and Being Safe? Post-Conflict Refugee Camps and the Continuum of Violence
Ulrike Krause

Chapter 9. Lost Boys, Invisible Girls: Children, Gendered Violence in Wartime and Displacement in South Sudan
Marisa O. Ensor

Chapter 10. Military Recruitment of Sudanese Refugee Men in Uganda: a Tale of National Patronage and International Failure
Maja Janmyr

Chapter 11. Gender, Violence, and Deportation: Angola’s Forced Return of Congolese Migrant Workers
Alexander Betts

Chapter 12. The Romance of Return: Post-Exile Lives and Interpersonal Violence Over Land in Burundi
Barbra Lukunka

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