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dc.contributor.advisor Piccoli, Wolfango
dc.contributor.advisor Hughes, Gerry
dc.contributor.author Van der Biest, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned 2008-01-08T16:29:37Z
dc.date.available 2008-01-08T16:29:37Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/411
dc.description.abstract African women's multiple forms of participation in contemporary (intrastate) warfare and the survival strategies they employ remain ill-researched. This dissertation studies this topic using the 1976-1992 conflict between FRELIMO and RENAMO in Mozambique as a case study. It remedies the lack of attention to gender-based violence, women combatants and grassroots level peacebuilding during that war. Although analysis is largely confined to circumstances within the war's ordinary end and start dates, comprehension is facilitated by links with pre-bellum gender relations and post-peace agreement demobilisation. Evidence and argumentation are multidisciplinary and drawn from newer and older secondary evidence and a few consultations. Gender is used as a lens by which to help focus on women's position within society. Mozambican women are revealed as active agents rather than passive victims that engaged in a range of activities, from taking over men's chores on the farm to helping traumatised populations to escape the effects of the war. Women's diversity and capabilities and wartime societal changes become apparent. Consequently prevailing concepts regarding women and African wars during the Cold War respectively are rejected. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Wales Aberystwyth en
dc.title Engendering (In)Security: The Roles Of Women Across Mozambique In The Frelimo-Renamo War en
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dc.publisher.department International Politics en
dc.type.qualificationlevel taught masters en
dc.type.qualificationname MSc Econ en
dc.type.publicationtype thesis or dissertation


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