Accepted paper:

Sexual violence and conflct: time, renarration and geopolitics


Nayanika Mookherjee (Durham University)

Paper short abstract:

This paper seeks to explore how the current focus on sexual violence and conflict is linked to geopolitical concerns. It argues that this is primarily highlighted through an examination of the renarration of testimonies and its relationship to time.

Paper long abstract:

The current focus on sexual violence during conflict is not coincidental. The paper explores the link between sexual violence during conflict and its link to neoliberalism through examination of ethnographic accounts from my book Spectral Wound (Mookherjee 2015) and through accounts from the SVAC Summit in London in 2014.

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Footprints and futures of ethnographies on sexual violence during conflict