Women in Terrorism examines the growing number of women actively engaged in terrorist activity and considers the significance of this for theorizing gender, conflict and social politics. Toward that end, the book studies Tamil women combatants of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), an armed resistance group identified as one of the deadliest terrorist groups globally. Drawing on narrative life histories, author Tamara Herath canvasses three decades of ethno-nationalist war in Sir Lanka contributing to a major social change for Tamil women in Jaffna.
Genre: Social Science, Political Science, History
Subgenre: Asia / India + South Asia, Women's Studies, Political Freedom + Security / Terrorism