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The Resource Women in modern terrorism : from liberation wars to global Jihad and the Islamic State, Jessica Davis

Women in modern terrorism : from liberation wars to global Jihad and the Islamic State, Jessica Davis

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Women in modern terrorism : from liberation wars to global Jihad and the Islamic State
Title
Women in modern terrorism
Title remainder
from liberation wars to global Jihad and the Islamic State
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Davis
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Language
eng
Summary
Recent events, including the rise of the Islamic State and its overt recruitment of Western women, have once again brought the issue of women participating in terrorist organizations to the forefront. Yet much remains to be understood about why women join terrorist organizations and why groups choose to incorporate them into their structures and operations. Women in Modern Terrorism, which draws from a unique dataset compiled over a decade, tackles these questions and analyzes women's inclusion in terrorist organizations since the beginning of modern terrorism, covering both religious and ethno-nationalist terrorism and conflict. The text opens with a discussion of the definition of terrorism before examining key issues, such as how and why women join terrorist groups, what women's inclusion in terrorist organizations reveals about the nature and longevity of both the groups and the conflicts, the future of women's role in terrorist organizations and attacks (particularly given the rise of new terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq), and the types of attacks women perpetrate and how they compare across groups. By looking at case studies--including Hizballah, Chechnya, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shaabab, and more--this text shows that women's inclusion in various terrorist organizations is largely a pragmatic choice by the group. It also highlights the cross-pollination of ideas between differently motivated groups. All these issues, along with the role of the media and the Internet in radicalization and recruitment processes, are explored to provide an exhaustive account of the many roles for women in terrorist groups today. -- Back cover
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DLC
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1980-
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Davis, Jessica
Dewey number
363.325082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6433.I74
LC item number
D39 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Women terrorists
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Women terrorists
  • Islamic countries
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Women in modern terrorism : from liberation wars to global Jihad and the Islamic State, Jessica Davis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: women in modern terrorism -- Organizational decision making -- Gender and the radicalization process(es) -- Lebanese Hizballah and Palestinian terrorist groups -- Women in ethno-nationalist conflict -- Women in global Jihad: from Al Qaeda to Chechnya -- Evolving global jihad: Boko Haram and Al Shabaab -- Women's role in the conflict in Iraq and Syria -- Conclusion: trends in female terrorism
Control code
958798010
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 181 pages
Isbn
9781442274983
Lccn
2016040533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026905620
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958798010
Label
Women in modern terrorism : from liberation wars to global Jihad and the Islamic State, Jessica Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: women in modern terrorism -- Organizational decision making -- Gender and the radicalization process(es) -- Lebanese Hizballah and Palestinian terrorist groups -- Women in ethno-nationalist conflict -- Women in global Jihad: from Al Qaeda to Chechnya -- Evolving global jihad: Boko Haram and Al Shabaab -- Women's role in the conflict in Iraq and Syria -- Conclusion: trends in female terrorism
Control code
958798010
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 181 pages
Isbn
9781442274983
Lccn
2016040533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026905620
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958798010

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