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dc.contributor.authorCurtis, DEA
dc.contributor.authorEbila, F
dc.contributor.authorMartin de Almagro, M
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-05T00:32:35Z
dc.date.available2022-01-05T00:32:35Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.issn0967-0106
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/331966
dc.description.abstract<jats:p> The limitations of conventional accounts of security and peacebuilding drawing upon the ‘expert’ knowledge of military elites, policymakers and civil society representatives have been widely recognized. This has led security and peacebuilding policymakers, including through the United Nations Women, Peace and Security agenda, to search for alternative forms of knowledge, such as memoirs, photographs or oral histories, that better reflect lived experiences within local communities. Building on existing work on memoirs as knowledge production artefacts and on feminist security studies, this article demystifies experiential security knowledge through an analysis of three memoirs written by women ex-combatants in Uganda. We argue that while the memoirs offer complex and contradictory narratives about women ex-combatants, they are also the products of transnational mediated processes, whereby the interests of power translate complex narratives into consolidated representations and sturdy tropes of the abducted African woman ex-combatant. This means that although the three memoirs provide some hints as to transformative ways of thinking about security and peace, and offer dynamic accounts of personal experiences, they also reflect the politics of dominant representational practices. </jats:p>
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleMemoirs of women-in-conflict: Ugandan ex-combatants and the production of knowledge on security and peacebuilding
dc.typeArticle
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Politics And International Studies
dc.date.updated2022-01-03T09:22:50Z
prism.publicationNameSecurity Dialogue
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.79415
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-10-13
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/09670106211064040
rioxxterms.versionAM
dc.contributor.orcidCurtis, DEA [0000-0001-7580-8555]
dc.contributor.orcidEbila, F [0000-0001-5656-0291]
dc.contributor.orcidMartin de Almagro, M [0000-0002-3760-0638]
dc.identifier.eissn1460-3640
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) Marie Sk?odowska-Curie actions (706888)
cam.issuedOnline2022-02-23
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pubs.licence-display-nameApollo Repository Deposit Licence Agreement
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2022-02-23


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