Military occupations and interventions have a gendered impact on both those engaged in occupying, and those whose lands have been occupied. Yet little is known about this gendered impact, in terms of both masculinities and femininities, either historically or in contemporary times. While research in this area has begun to grow since events in Iraq and Afghanistan, this collection helps redress the relative neglect by examining and analysing the impact of occupation on men and women, both occupied and occupier, in a variety of geographical spaces from Japan to Palestine to Iraq. Gendered perspectives are also intimately tied to analyses of ‘power’: how power is enacted by the occupier; how powerlessness is experienced by the occupied; how power is negotiated, shared, compromised, subverted, reclaimed; power as visible and invisible; institutional power; contested power in post-conflict societies; and power as discursively constructed. The term ‘military occupation’ is interpreted broadly to include occupation, interventions, the presence of military bases and peacekeeping/post-conflict operations. This interpretation allows space to demonstrate that the lines between each definition are blurred, especially when it comes to analysing gender and power.

chapter |19 pages

Analyzing Gendered Occupation Power

ByChristine de Matos, Rowena Ward

part |122 pages

Asia and the Pacific

chapter |20 pages

Occupation Masculinities

The Residues of Colonial Power in Australian Occupied Japan
ByChristine de Matos

chapter |17 pages

Encountering National and Gendered Selves

Identity Formation of Okinawan Students in the United States during the US Occupation of Okinawa
ByKinuko Maehara Yamazato

chapter |19 pages

Histories of Violence

Occupation, Resistance and Masculinities in Timor-Leste
ByHenri Myrttinen

chapter |19 pages

Lily Pads and Leisure Meccas

The Gendered Political Economy of Post-Base and Post-9/11 Philippines
ByBronwyn Winter

chapter |20 pages

Chamorro Warriors and Godmothers Meet Uncle Sam

Gender, Loyalty and Resistance to US Military Occupation in Postwar Guam
ByMiyume Tanji

chapter |25 pages

The Northern Territory Intervention in Australia

A Grassroots Perspective
ByMiliwanga Sandy, Kathleen Clapham

part |103 pages

South Asia and the Middle East

chapter |16 pages

Caught between Cultures

How the Occupation of Iraq is Reinforcing and Redefining Gender Roles
ByMarcus Schulzke

chapter |20 pages

The People Follow the Mullah, and the Mullah Follows the People

Politics of Aid and Gender in Afghanistan Post-2001
ByJoyce Wu

chapter |17 pages

Abu Ghraib

A Ghostly Story
ByStefka Hristova

chapter |19 pages

The National Struggle and Women's Rights

The Case of Palestine
ByRose Shomali Musleh

chapter |22 pages

This Garden Uprooted

Gendered Violence, Suffering and Resistance in Indian-Administered Kashmir
ByShubh Mathur

chapter |7 pages

Forced Encounters and Gendered Impacts

Past, Present and Future
ByKeiko Tamura