Author profile: Birte Vogel

Contemporary Conceptualizations of Women in Conflict

Birte Vogel • May 1 2010 • Essays

This paper examines the conceptualization of women in contemporary counterterror conflicts. It analyzes in which ways constructed gender dichotomies as the beautiful soul and the just warrior are reinforced and manipulated by political elites focusing on the case of Afghanistan. The paper’s core is the (re)construction of women as victims by politicians, namely the Bush administration.

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