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November 1, 2004 Readings were Ruth Seifert’s “War and Rape: A Preliminary Analysis,” and Rhonda Copelon’s “Surfacing Gender: Reconceptualizing Crimes against Women in Time of War,” both in Mass Rape: The War against Women in Bosnia-Herzegovina . Also Erica James’ “ ‘Political Cleansing’ in Haiti – 1991-1994: Gender, Sexuality, Political Violence and “Truth,’” and Dubravka Zarkov’s “The Body of the Other Man: Sexual Violence and the Construction of Masculinity, Sexuality and Ethnicity in Croatian Media,” in Victims, Perpetrators of Actors?: Gender, Armed Conflict and Political Violence. All readings dealt with the issue of rape (mostly as a form of torture). gender as a system of symbols that map socially constructed meanings onto the facts of biological differences between sexes social/cultural/historical/political (etc.) representations of gender in everyday life and social institutions are inextricably linked to the proliferation of sexual and gendered forms of violence in times of peace and conflict conceptions of gender and sex are integral to the formation of law and the pursuit of justice (laws
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2.158 taught by Professor Ericajames during the Spring '03 term at MIT.

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