Chapter 1: Abstract

Introduction: Gender and the History of War

(Karen Hagemann, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


The introduction provides a broad overview of the development and state of research on the subject of gender and war in political and social sciences and history and discusses the understanding of the central concepts “gender,” “war” and “violence” used in the handbook. At the end it describes in more detail the aims, central questions and theoretical approach of the handbook, its regional and temporal focus as well as its organization.


Historiography on Gender, Military and War; Gender Theory; Gender Methodology; Gender, Concept of; War, Concept of; Violence, Concept of; Sexual Violence, Concept of.

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