Female suicide bombers book launch on campus Nov. 23

Tanya Narozhna photo supplied

Tanya Narozhna photo supplied

UWinnipeg Associate Professor of political science, Dr. Tanya Narozhna is launching a book co-authored with Professor W. Andy Knight, University of Alberta, entitled Female Suicide Bombers – A Critical Gender Approach, published by University of Toronto Press.  Their research examined 300 female suicide bombers dating back to the 1980s.

Everyone is welcome to attend the book launch on campus:

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Room 2M70 (Manitoba Hall)
5:30 to 6:30 pm

Following the launch Professor Knight will present his lecture, Time for a New Global Governance Paradigm from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Synopsis From University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2016

Female Suicide Bombings: A Critical Gender Approach By Tanya Narozhna and W. Andy Knight

“As media coverage of terrorism and terroristic acts has increased so too has the discussion about the identities, motives, and gender of the perpetrators. Over the past fifteen years, there have been over 150 reported suicide bombings committed by women around the world. Because of its prominence in media reporting, the phrase “female suicide bomber” has become loaded with gendered notions and assumptions that elicit preconditioned responses in the West.

Female Suicide Bombings critically examines and challenges common assumptions of this loaded term. Tanya Narozhna and W. Andy Knight introduce female suicide bombings as a socio-political practice and a product of deeply politicized, gendered representations. Drawing on a combination of feminist and post-colonial approaches as well as terrorism studies literature, the authors seek to transcend ideological divisions in order to enhance our understanding of how gender, power, and academic practices influence our perceptions of female suicide bombings”.


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