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Stories of Sexualized War Violence after the Bosnian war

Basic, Goran LU (2015) In Femicide. Targeting of Women in Conflict. A Global Issue That Demands Action. Volume III 3. p.102-105
Abstract
The aim of this article is to analyze verbally portrayed experiences of 27 survivors of the 1990’s war in northwestern Bosnia.

The focus lies on evaluating interviewees’ description of wartime sexual violence and analyzing discursive patterns

that contribute in constructing the phenomenon “sexualized war violence”. My analysis shows that the new social war order

normalized the sexualized war violence in society. In many cases, these crimes are committed by neighbors and people known

by the victim. After the war, all interviewees described war sexual violence as something morally reprehensible. These

narratives paint a picture of the perpetrator as someone who is dangerous, evil and the absolute... (More)
The aim of this article is to analyze verbally portrayed experiences of 27 survivors of the 1990’s war in northwestern Bosnia.

The focus lies on evaluating interviewees’ description of wartime sexual violence and analyzing discursive patterns

that contribute in constructing the phenomenon “sexualized war violence”. My analysis shows that the new social war order

normalized the sexualized war violence in society. In many cases, these crimes are committed by neighbors and people known

by the victim. After the war, all interviewees described war sexual violence as something morally reprehensible. These

narratives paint a picture of the perpetrator as someone who is dangerous, evil and the absolute enemy. This enemy is a real but

distant criminal who is seen as a clear threat to the existing social order from before the war. (Less)
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subjected to sexual violence, perpetrator of sexual violence, sexual violence, war, narrative, Bosnia, sociology, sociologi
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Femicide. Targeting of Women in Conflict. A Global Issue That Demands Action. Volume III
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Platzer Michael, Filip Andrada
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3
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102 - 105
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The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)
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978-3-200-03012-1
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English
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  abstract     = {The aim of this article is to analyze verbally portrayed experiences of 27 survivors of the 1990’s war in northwestern Bosnia.<br/><br>
The focus lies on evaluating interviewees’ description of wartime sexual violence and analyzing discursive patterns<br/><br>
that contribute in constructing the phenomenon “sexualized war violence”. My analysis shows that the new social war order<br/><br>
normalized the sexualized war violence in society. In many cases, these crimes are committed by neighbors and people known<br/><br>
by the victim. After the war, all interviewees described war sexual violence as something morally reprehensible. These<br/><br>
narratives paint a picture of the perpetrator as someone who is dangerous, evil and the absolute enemy. This enemy is a real but<br/><br>
distant criminal who is seen as a clear threat to the existing social order from before the war.},
  author       = {Basic, Goran},
  editor       = {Platzer Michael, Filip Andrada},
  isbn         = {978-3-200-03012-1},
  keyword      = {subjected to sexual violence,perpetrator of sexual violence,sexual violence,war,narrative,Bosnia,sociology,sociologi},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {102--105},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x9efe0e8)},
  series       = {Femicide. Targeting of Women in Conflict. A Global Issue That Demands Action. Volume III},
  title        = {Stories of Sexualized War Violence after the Bosnian war},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2015},
}