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Feminist Perspectives on Terrorism

Critical Approaches to Security Studies

Authors: Gasztold, Aleksandra

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  • Offers feminist perspectives on terrorism and radicalization research
  • Reveals the domination of gender stereotypes in studies on female terrorism 
  • Places the issues of socially created gender differences and androcentrism at the center of attention
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This book explores terrorism and security issues from feminist perspectives, putting gender and androcentrism at the heart of its analysis. It argues against traditional research approaches to political violence, and terrorism in particular, that are dominated by the “male-gaze” and individual stereotypes and perspectives, and that feminist approaches offer a fresh perspective on security research. Our current understanding of political violence is primarily based on the experiences of men, and as such, the challenge in terrorism and radicalization research is to demonstrate that women’s studies on security and terrorism satisfy certain universal criteria. The author shows how a post-positivist approach can be useful in gaining insights into terrorism and violent extremism, and how to address these phenomena. The book presents theoretical foundations based on various feminist assumptions, and exposes the essence of feminism, its conceptual grid, gender variabilities and the developments in feminist thinking and theory. Furthermore, it discusses the trends in feminist epistemology, and explains female radicalization to terrorist activity, the specificity of female terrorism, and the roles of women in deradicalization processes, as well as their impact on counterterrorism policy. The book concludes that gender difference as a constitutive variable of social reality is of key importance in studies on terrorism and counterterrorism.

About the authors

Dr habil. Aleksandra Gasztold is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies, University of Warsaw (Poland). She is a member of the Steering Committee of Women in International Security Poland (WIIS Poland). Her research focuses on female terrorism, intelligence and counterintelligence studies, as well as German foreign and security policy. She is the author of various works on counterterrorism and feminist perspectives in studies on terrorism published in Poland.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 67,40 €
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feminist Perspectives on Terrorism
Book Subtitle
Critical Approaches to Security Studies
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37234-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37234-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37233-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-37236-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 155
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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