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The Resource Army of roses : inside the world of Palestinian women suicide bombers, Barbara Victor

Army of roses : inside the world of Palestinian women suicide bombers, Barbara Victor

Label
Army of roses : inside the world of Palestinian women suicide bombers
Title
Army of roses
Title remainder
inside the world of Palestinian women suicide bombers
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Victor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this expose of the political and cultural forces now pressing Palestinian women into martyrdom, investigative journalist Victor identifies what she calls "a new level of cynicism" that has destroyed normal, everyday existence in the Middle East, along with the possibility for lasting peace. Tracing the roots of the women's resistance movement back to so-called personal initiative attacks and a brief period of empowerment in the 1980s before religious leaders clamped down, Victor shows how the current generation of Palestinian women has been courted and cajoled into committing these self-destructive and murderous acts."
  • "By presenting the intimate personal history of the first five female bombers who have succeeded in blowing themselves up, as well as the troubling stories of some of those who've tried and failed, the author reveals not only the crushing poverty and religious zealotry that one might suspect as motivating factors in their fall, but also a startling emotional component to their death wishes: their broken dreams and blighted inner lives. Victor shows, without dismissing or diminishing the horror of their actions, how far a person can be pushed when she is convinced she has nothing to lose."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
This study of female suicide bombers examines the political pressures, motivations, and marginalization within Palestinian suicide bombers that gave rise to the shahida phenomenon
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176080
Cataloging source
DLC
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Victor, Barbara
Dewey number
956.94054
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Women suicide bombers
  • Women suicide bombers
  • Women suicide bombers
  • Women, Palestinian Arab
  • Women, Palestinian Arab
  • Suicide bombings
  • Suicide bombings
  • Suicide bombings
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
Target audience
adult
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inside the world of Palestinian women suicide bombers
Label
Army of roses : inside the world of Palestinian women suicide bombers, Barbara Victor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
000026103439
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xii, 321 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781841199375
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
Army of roses : inside the world of Palestinian women suicide bombers, Barbara Victor
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
000026103439
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xii, 321 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781841199375
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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