Counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan and gender

Dyvik, Synne L (2017) Counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan and gender. In: Woodward, Rachel and Duncanson, Claire (eds.) Palgrave handbook of gender and the military. Palgrave, pp. 319-334. ISBN 9781137516763

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This chapter provides an introduction to the relationship between gender and counterinsurgency. It demonstrates how gender dynamics are important to study as a means to fully understand the theory, doctrine and practice of counterinsurgency. It begins by explaining the core tenets of this form of warfare and its underlying colonial logics. Following this, it focuses in particular on recent ‘population-centric’ approaches to counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan, and discusses its various manifestations of military masculinities, emphasising on ‘cultural sensitivity’ and the recent invention of Female Engagement Teams.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JZ International relations > JZ6385 The armed conflict. War and order
U Military Science > U Military Science (General) > U021 War. Philosophy. Military sociology
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Depositing User: Synne Dyvik
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2015 09:22
Last Modified: 15 May 2017 15:30

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