Ex-Combatants, Gender and Peace in Northern Ireland: Women, by Azrini Wahidin

By Azrini Wahidin

This publication explores the contours of women's involvement within the Irish Republican military, political protest and the legal event in Northern eire. throughout the voices of male and female opponents, it demonstrates that girls remained marginal within the exam of imprisonment throughout the clash and within the negotiated peace method. even if, the publication exhibits that ladies played a few roles in struggle and peace that put structures of femininity in dissent.
Azrini Wahidin argues that the position of the feminine combatant isn't really given yet ambiguous. She exhibits pressure exists among diversified conceptualisations of societal defense, the place woman fighters either fought opposed to societal lack of confidence posed via the country and contributed to inner societal dissonance inside of their ethno-national teams. This publication tackles the lacunae that has created a demanding silence and a lack of a finished knowing of girls warring parties, consisting of wisdom in their motivations, roles and reviews. it is going to be of specific curiosity to students of criminology, politics and peace studies.

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It was built on the prison site from 1975 and began housing prisoners from 1976. This new prison was based on eight replicated single-storey H-Blocks, built over three phases across the site from 1975 to 1978 at a cost of £32 million. The layout of the prison ‘surrounding the H-Blocks, was a compound containing Nissan huts’ (English 2003, p. 189). In the 1970s, Republican prisoners referred to these as the ‘cages’. They were ‘huts surrounded by barbed wire’ (see Adams 1990, p. 10). In these were held existing prisoners with special category status.

During what became known as the ‘Falls Curfew’, the British Army killed four people who were widely believed to be innocent civilians (McKittrick et al. 17 ‘Young men were beaten, forced to lie flat on their faces on the street or to kneel with their hands at the back of their heads while being interrogated’ (Sunday Times Insight Team [STIT] 1972). Rather than quelling disorder, it fuelled further animosity against the British state. English (2003, p. 136) argues that the Falls curfew, ‘was also instrumental in heightening tensions further, and was arguably decisive in terms of worsening relations between the British Army and the Catholic working class’, especially after the introduction of internment without 17 For military-based accounts, see Hamill (1985), pp.

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