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Rape Loot Pillage: The Political Economy of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

Sara Meger


Feminist scholarship has exposed the deliberate use of rape and other forms of sexual violence in war, as well as the social, cultural, and institutional norms that drive this behavior. Their analyses and activism around wartime sexual violence prompted global recognition of the issue of “rape as a weapon of war.” As influential as this narrative has been for bringing gendered violence to the attention of international policymakers, scholars, and aid organizations, it has also resulted in a homogenization of gender-based violence. Such a view of sexual violence in conflict obscures the context ... More

Keywords: sexual violence, war, political economy, armed conflict, masculinities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190277666
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277666.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sara Meger, author
Assistant Professor, Department of Gender Studies, Central European University