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Rape during civil war, Dara Kay Cohen

Label
Rape during civil war
Title
Rape during civil war
Statement of responsibility
Dara Kay Cohen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rape is common during wartime, but even within the context of the same war, some armed groups perpetrate rape on a massive scale while others never do. In Rape during Civil War Dara Kay Cohen examines variation in the severity and perpetrators of rape using an original dataset of reported rape during all major civil wars from 1980 to 2012. Cohen also conducted extensive fieldwork, including interviews with perpetrators of wartime rape, in three postconflict counties, finding that rape was widespread in the civil wars of the Sierra Leone and Timor-Leste but was far less common during El Salvador's civil war. Cohen argues that armed groups that recruit their fighters through the random abduction of strangers use rape--and especially gang rape--to create bonds of loyalty and trust between soldiers. The statistical evidence confirms that armed groups that recruit using abduction are more likely to perpetrate rape than are groups that use voluntary methods, even controlling for other confounding factors. Important findings from the fieldwork--across cases--include that rape, even when it occurs on a massive scale, rarely seems to be directly ordered. Instead, former fighters describe participating in rape as a violent socialization practice that served to cut ties with fighters' past lives and to signal their commitment to their new groups. Results from the book lay the groundwork for the systematic analysis of an understudied form of civilian abuse. The book will also be useful to policymakers and organizations seeking to understand and to mitigate the horrors of wartime rape
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
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Cohen, Dara Kay
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rape as a weapon of war
  • Soldiers
  • Civil war
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Civil war
  • Rape as a weapon of war
  • Soldiers
Label
Rape during civil war, Dara Kay Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The logic of wartime rape -- Research strategy, cross-national evidence (1980-2009) and statistical tests -- Mass rape by rebel actors: Sierra Leone (1991-2002) -- Mass rape by state actors: Timor-Leste (1975-1999) -- Less frequent rape in wartime: El Salvador (1980-1992) -- Conclusion: understanding and preventing rape during civil war
Control code
ocn953970247
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501705984
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20dhgsz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953970247
Label
Rape during civil war, Dara Kay Cohen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The logic of wartime rape -- Research strategy, cross-national evidence (1980-2009) and statistical tests -- Mass rape by rebel actors: Sierra Leone (1991-2002) -- Mass rape by state actors: Timor-Leste (1975-1999) -- Less frequent rape in wartime: El Salvador (1980-1992) -- Conclusion: understanding and preventing rape during civil war
Control code
ocn953970247
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501705984
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20dhgsz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953970247

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