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Political Economy of Conflict and Violence against Women shows how political, economic, social and ideological processes intersect to shape conflict related gender-based violence against women. Through feminist interrogations of the politics of economies, struggles for political power and the gender order, this collection reveals how sexual orders and regimes are linked to spaces of production. Crucially it argues that these spaces are themselves firmly anchored in overlapping patriarchies which are sustained and reproduced during and after war through violence that is physical as well as structural.
Through an analysis of legal regimes and structures of social arrangements, the contributors frame militarization as a political economic dynamic, developing a radical critique of liberal peace building and peacemaking that does not challenge patriarchy, or modes of production and accumulation.
About the Author
Kumi Samuel is a founder of the Women and Media Collective, Sri Lanka and a member of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Violence against Women in Sri Lanka. She is also member of the Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) Executive Committee as well as a visiting lecturer at the University of Colombo. Claire Slatter is a senior lecturer in the politics of development and human rights at the School of Government, Development and International Affairs at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. She is also a founding member of DAWN, and current chair of the DAWN Board. Vagisha Gunasekara is the executive director of the American Institute for Lankan Studies.