Sunday, October 28, 2007

Killer Entertainments

I just returned from an eye-opening conference at Penn on Gender, Militarism, and War, sponsored by the Alice Paul Center and Women's Studies dept. Participants addressed the close relationship between humanitarian and military operations, the impact of Western intervention on politics and society, the consequences of sexual violence during armed conflict, and military sponsorship of academic research. For an example of path-breaking feminist scholarship on some of the issues explored in the conference, visit "Killer Entertainments," a startling piece by Jennifer Terry, published online in Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular.

1 comment:

Diane Marie Amann said...

On a related note, see http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/resguide/scact2006.htm
for the transcript of an October 23 U.N. Security Council "open debate on Women, Peace and Security."