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P@X online bulletin (#18)

Sunday, January 1, 2012
Author: 
IANSA Women's Network at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra

In spite of the fact that women are not usually a direct actor in military confrontations, often the biopolitics of war takes the female body as a particularly vulnerable target. Thus, the wartime is usually a time of particular worsening of the endemic violence perpetrated against women, subject to assassination, sexual violence and slavery. This issue of P@x focuses on this controversial and difficult topic in the realm of the reflection on the history of war.