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Gender, national security and counter-terrorism : human rights perspectives / edited by Margaret L. Satterthwaite and Jayne C. Huckerby.


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Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2013.
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  • Book
  • xiv, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction / Jayne C. Huckerby and Margaret L. Satterthwaite
  • Gendered erasure in the global "war on terror" : an unmasked interrogation / Ramzi Kassem
  • Gender and counter-radicalization : women and emerging counter-terror measures / Katherine E. Brown
  • Gender, terror, and counter-terrorism : Muslim American youth activism and disappeared rights / Sunaina Maira
  • Missing indicators, disappearing gender : measuring USAID's programming to counter violent extremism / Margaret l. Satterthwaite
  • Unpacking the trafficking-terror nexus / Jayne C. Huckerby
  • Feminism as counter-terrorism : the seduction of power / Vasuki Nesiah
  • "Muslim fundamentalism" and human rights in an age of terror and empire / Amna Akbar and Rupal Oza
  • Soft measures, real harm : Somalia and the U.S. "War on Terror" / Lama Fakih
  • When are women's rights human rights in Pakistan? / Amina Jamal
  • Close encounters of the female kind in the land of counter-terrorism / Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
  • Equal opportunity terrorism : women terrorists in comparative perspective / Margaret Gonzalez-Perez.
In the name of fighting terrorism, countries have been invaded; wars have been waged; people have been detained, rendered and tortured; and campaigns for hearts and minds have been unleashed. Human rights analyses of the counter-terrorism measures implemented in the aftermath of 11 September 2001 have assumed that men suffer the most-both numerically and in terms of the nature of rights violations endured. This assumption has obscured the ways that women, men, and sexual minorities experience counter-terrorism. By integrating gender into a human rights analysis of counter-terrorism-and human rights into a gendered analysis of counter-terrorism-this volume aims to reverse this trend. Through this variegated human rights lens, the authors in this volume identify the spectrum and nature of rights violations arising in the context of gendered counter-terrorism and national security practices. Introduced with a foreword by Martin Scheinin, former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism, the volume examines a wide range of gendered impacts of counter-terrorism measures that have not been theorized in the leading texts on terrorism, counter-terrorism, national security, and human rights.
Satterthwaite, Margaret L. editor of compilation, contributor.
Huckerby, Jayne C. editor of compilation, contributor.

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