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Introduction: Gender, War, and Military Sacrifice
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, Gender Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4825-6390
2019 (English)In: Gendering Military Sacrifice: A Feminist Comparative Analysis / [ed] Cecilia Åse, Maria Wendt, Routledge, 2019, p. 1-16Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

What does military sacrifice mean in today’s globalised world? This introductory chapter explains why a gender perspective is necessary to understand the justification for contemporary war and military sacrifice. The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan (2001–2014) proclaimed post-national and humanitarian motivations that confronted the idea of a masculine obligation to die for the nation and its women and children. Even so, this book argues that gendered national narratives and protector/protected relations were central in rendering meaning and legitimacy to the war deaths. Situated in Feminist International Relations, this chapter presents an examination of the social and political meaning accorded to the Afghanistan war deaths in six European countries (Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom). The rationale of a comparative approach to denaturalise constructions of gender and nation is emphasised. A key argument is that easily disregarded or allegedly un-political materials – such as emotional expressions, rituals, monuments, and artwork – deepen the scholarly understanding of war-making in contemporary democracies.

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Routledge, 2019. p. 1-16
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Routledge Studies in Gender and Security
Keywords [en]
gender, feminist theory, war, military loss, sacrifice, Afghanistan, ISAF, Italy, UK, Sweden, Germany, Estonia
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Political Science
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Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-166893ISBN: 978-1-138-32985-0 (print)ISBN: 978-0-429-44810-2 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-166893DiVA, id: diva2:1294242
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The politics of loss in contemporary EuropeAvailable from: 2019-03-06 Created: 2019-03-06 Last updated: 2019-03-07Bibliographically approved

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