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Women and Conflict in the Middle East

Palestinian Refugees and the Response to Violence. Library of Modern Middle East Studies Vol. 123

By (author) Maria Holt
Format: Hardback
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd., London, United Kingdom
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Published: 30th Nov 2013
Dimensions: w 144mm h 224mm d 25mm
Weight: 475g
ISBN-10: 1780761007
ISBN-13: 9781780761008
Barcode No: 9781780761008
Synopsis
Women in conflict zones face a wide range of violence: from physical and psychological trauma to political, economic and social disadvantage. And the sources of the violence are varied also: from the 'public' violence of the enemy to the more 'private' violence of the family. Maria Holt uses her research gathered in the Palestinian refugee camps of Lebanon and in the West Bank to look at the forms of violence suffered by women in the context of the wider conflict around them. Drawing on first-hand accounts of women who have either participated in, been victims of or bystanders to violence, Women and Conflict in the Middle East highlights the complex situation of these refugees, and explores how many of them become involved in resistance activities. It thus makes essential reading for students of the Israel-Palestine conflict as well as those interested in the gender dimension of conflict.

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