Beyond the Spectacular: Contextualizing Gender Relations in the Wake of the Boko Haram Insurgency

@article{Pereira2018BeyondTS,
  title={Beyond the Spectacular: Contextualizing Gender Relations in the Wake of the Boko Haram Insurgency},
  author={Charmaine Pereira},
  journal={Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism},
  year={2018},
  volume={17},
  pages={246 - 268}
}
  • C. Pereira
  • Published 1 November 2018
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism
Abstract:The aim of this essay is to interrogate gender relations in the wake of the Boko Haram insurgency in a way that recognizes continuities as well as discontinuities across multiple dimensions of social relations. The essay begins by outlining the changing trajectory of the Boko Haram insurgency and scholarly efforts to understand it as a social phenomenon. The second section discusses how research and media recognition of Boko Haram’s violence in relation to women led to a focus on… 
1 Citations
Women, Internal Displacement and the Boko Haram Conflict: Broadening the Debate
ABSTRACT Women and children make up 79 per cent of the population displaced by the conflict between the Nigerian government and the armed movement informally known as Boko Haram. Their lived

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 44 REFERENCES
Feminist responses to international security studies
In his book, Beyond Left and Right: The Future of Radical Politics, sociologist Anthony Giddens asks what we should make of the fact that “propagation of military violence has always been a
Abducting Modernity: Boko Haram, Gender Violence and the Marketplace of Bigotry
The abduction in April 2014 of hundreds of Nigerian of schoolgirls by the extremist movement Boko Haram has raised many deep questions about the nature of this decade old insurgency and international
The Morning After: Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War
Cynthia Enloe's riveting new book looks at the end of the Cold War and places women at the center of international politics. Focusing on the relationship between the politics of sexuality and the
Disappearing Acts: Spectacles of Gender and Nationalism in Argentina's "Dirty War"
In Disappearing Acts , Diana Taylor looks at how national identity is shaped, gendered, and contested through spectacle and spectatorship. The specific identity in question is that of Argentina, and
Women, Gender and the evolving tactics of Boko Haram
This article addresses an under-researched aspect of Boko Haram’s activities: gender-based violence (GBV) and its targeting of women. It argues that 2013 marked a significant evolution in Boko
militarism, conflict and women's activism in the global era: challenges and prospects for women in three West African contexts
This article develops a feminist perspective on militarism in Africa, drawing examples from the Nigerian, Sierra Leonean and Liberian civil wars spanning several decades to examine women's
"Daughters, brides, and supporters of the Jihad" : revisiting the gender-based atrocities of Boko Haram in Nigeria.
This paper revisits Boko Haram's attacks on and use of women and girls in terrorist operations as part of its mission to establish an Islamic Caliphate in northeast Nigeria. Using the State Fragility
The Role of the Mass Media in the Fight against Terrorism and the Instrumental Use of Women in Boko Haram Insurgence in Nigeria
Religious conflict, as one of the endemic problems in Nigeria that has led to the death of many in the country, is not new to Nigerians. What is worrisome to many Nigerians in the case of Boko Haram
Khaki in the Family: Gender Discourses and Militarism in Nigeria
  • A. Mama
  • Political Science
    African Studies Review
  • 1998
Abstract: The Nigerian military state has used gender politics for its own ends, exploiting opportunities afforded by international concern with women. The highly publicized program for rural women
Boko Haram: Islamism, politics, security and the State in Nigeria
This book is the first attempt to understand Boko Haram in a comprehensive and consistent way. It examines the early history of the sect and its transformation into a radical armed group. It analyses
...
...