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Žene i terorizam u teorijskom diskursu: rod kao analitička kategorija


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Zelenika, Karolina. (2018). Žene i terorizam u teorijskom diskursu: rod kao analitička kategorija. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Comparative Literature
Department of Sociology. [mentor Bilandžić, Mirko and Galić, Branka].

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Women as a research object in security studies have mainly been studied in the context of victims of war and armed conflicts or pacifistic movements and peaceful visions. Growing presence of women in terrorism lead to the reversal of interest in scientific community which has, instigated by suicide attacks of women put female terrorists in its research focus more often. Thus, the objects of this thesis are women in terrorism who, independently or in a terroristic organization, have various roles and activities. In the frame of theoretical discourse as a research area and women in terrorism as a specific object of research in that research, the aim of this thesis is to explain the application of gender as an analytic category in researching the phenomenon of terrorism and, by using gender analysis, to present the characteristics of studying female terrorists in theoretical discourse, all that by reviewing historiography of published papers up until 21st century, and afterwards by presenting current theories in scientific community. The results have shown that without the application of gender perspective, theoretical discourse had predominantly stereotypical vision of female terrorists as doubly deviant women. However, using gender as an analytic category, contemporary works have offered more aware and diverse interpretations. On one hand, scientific community explains the individual motivation of women through traditional feministic theory, according to which female terrorists are the victims of violence and patriarchal manipulation, or through feminism that emphasizes politicality of women who engage in terrorism for a number of ideological reasons. On the other hand, gender conceptions of terroristic organizations can be explained through strategic goals that are achieved with transformation, stabilization and transgression of gender. That way, the applied gender category develops scientific methods, whilst it provides more successful understanding of terroristic intentions to practitioners and decision makers.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: women, terrorism, terroristic organizations, gender, gender analysis
Subjects: Comparative literature
Departments: Department of Comparative Literature
Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Bilandžić, Mirko and Galić, Branka
Date Deposited: 07 May 2019 12:14
Last Modified: 07 May 2019 12:14

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