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The Resource Our bodies, their battlefield : what war does to women, Christina Lamb

Our bodies, their battlefield : what war does to women, Christina Lamb

Label
Our bodies, their battlefield : what war does to women
Title
Our bodies, their battlefield
Title remainder
what war does to women
Statement of responsibility
Christina Lamb
Title variation
What war does to women
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the award-winning war reporter and co-author of 'I Am Malala', this searing, angry book looks behind the bombs and the guns to offer a woman's view of warfare, the use of rape as a weapon of war and the many women victims of recent times. Rape in war is nothing new. Herodotus recorded it in the Greco-Persian wars of 5th century BC. From the ancient Greeks, Persians and Romans, Alexander the Great and the string of fair-haired blue-eyed children left across Central Asia, to the 'comfort women' of the Imperial Japanese Army and the rapes of German women by the Red Army in World War Two, women have long been seen as spoils of war. In a book that is as unflinching as it is passionate, Lamb tackles head on the growing number of stories of brutality against women from across the world, some of which have shocked her more profoundly than anything she has seen in her 30-year career as a war correspondent. Ethnic and sectarian groups across the world now use rape as a strategy - almost as a weapon of mass destruction - with women rounded up and incarcerated to produce offspring, a new generation of jihadis in a chilling real-life version of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. From Bangladesh in 1970-1 when as many as 400,000 women were strung up against banana trees and raped deliberately by Pakistani troops to breed Punjabis, to Bosnia between 1992-5 when 20,000 women were forced into sexual slavery in rape camps by Serbian soldiers; to Rwanda where, in 1994 an estimated 250,000 Tutsi women were raped; to the 'rape capital of the world'' - Congo - where soldiers and rebels raped an estimated 200,000 women over the last ten years, often in front of their own children
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AU@
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Lamb, Christina
Dewey number
  • 363.34/98082
  • 364.1532
  • 362.88
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
JZ6405.W66
LC item number
L36 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex crimes
  • Women and war
  • Women and war
  • Women and war
  • Women and war
  • Women and war
  • Women and war
  • Women and war
  • Women and war
  • Women and war
  • Women and war
  • Women and war
  • Crimes against humanity
  • War victims
  • War crimes
  • Rape as a weapon of war
  • Crimes against humanity
  • Rape as a weapon of war
  • Sex crimes
  • War crimes
  • War victims
  • Women and war
  • Argentina
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Burma
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Iraq
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Syria
Target audience
adult
Label
Our bodies, their battlefield : what war does to women, Christina Lamb
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A wake up call ...these women's stories will make you weep and rage'...Amal Clooney - Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-413)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1149543147
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780008300005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1149543147
Label
Our bodies, their battlefield : what war does to women, Christina Lamb
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A wake up call ...these women's stories will make you weep and rage'...Amal Clooney - Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-413)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1149543147
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780008300005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1149543147

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