Dubravka Zarkov: “Masculinity, Sexual Violence, and Ethnicity in the 1990s Balkan Wars and Beyond”

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Dubravka Zarkov: “Masculinity, Sexual Violence, and Ethnicity in the 1990s Balkan Wars and Beyond”
Start:
January 25, 2013 4:00 PM
End:
January 25, 2013 6:00 PM
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Organizer:
DUKE-UNC “GENDER, WAR AND CULTURE” Series
Updated:
December 5, 2012
Venue:
University Room, Hyde Hall

PUBLIC LECTURE:
MASCULINITY, SEXUAL VIOLENCE, AND ETHNICITY IN THE 1990s  BALKAN WARS  AND BEYOND

Dubravka Zarkov (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The International Institute of Social Studies)

The wars in former Yugoslavia were notorious for the rape of women as one of the major war strategies. It is less known fact that, within the war camps, detained men faced systematic sexual assaults too. Why were the assaults on men invisible? Why the academics and media that wrote extensively about rapes of women did not pay attention to sexual assaults on men? Is this a special, isolated case, or are there other wars and violent conflicts where sexual assaults on men are invisible? And if the violated bodies of men were exposed in other conflicts, what accounts for this exposure? In trying to answer those questions, the lecture explores the nexus of masculinity, heteronormativity and power, in intersections with ethnicity, race, and religion.
 
 
DUKE-UNC “GENDER, WAR AND CULTURE” Series: http://gwc.web.unc.edu/

CO-CONVENERS:

UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts & Sciences, UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, UNC Center for European Studies, UNC Center for Global Initiatives, UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, UNC Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense, UNC History Department, UNC Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Research Triangle Seminar Series on the History of Military, War and Society, Triangle Institute for Security Studies and West Triangle Chapter of the United Nations Association.


Organizers:
  • Karen Hagemann, James G. Kenan Distinguished Professor of History, Email: hagemann@unc.edu
  • Robert M. Jenkins, Director, UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, Email: rjenkins@email.unc.edu
  • Jacqueline M. Olich, Associate Director, UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, Email: jmolich@email.unc.edu

 


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