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Gender, Innocence, and Civilization

Helen M. Kinsella

in The Image before the Weapon: A Critical History of the Distinction between Combatant and Civilian

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449031
eISBN:
9780801460784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449031.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This introductory chapter considers the inconsistencies and ambiguities surrounding the principle of distinction—a juridical principle formally distinguishing between combatants and civilians. The ... More


The Civil Wars of Guatemala and El Salvador

Helen M. Kinsella

in The Image before the Weapon: A Critical History of the Distinction between Combatant and Civilian

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449031
eISBN:
9780801460784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449031.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyzes the constitutive role of the discourses during the civil wars of Guatemala and El Salvador. It highlights the pivotal years 1980–1983, in which the majority of deaths occurred. ... More


The Image before the Weapon: A Critical History of the Distinction between Combatant and Civilian

Helen M. Kinsella

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449031
eISBN:
9780801460784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449031.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Since at least the Middle Ages, the laws of war have distinguished between combatants and civilians under the principle of distinction. The principle of distinction is invoked in contemporary ... More


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