Essays about: "female soldiers"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 essays containing the words female soldiers.

  1. 1. 'Dangerous Beauty' : a feminist analysis of the U.S. and the U.K. media’s portrayal of female soldiers through the case of Private First Class Lynndie England

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Mänskliga rättigheter

    Author : Frida Bergqvist; [2018]
    Keywords : Military; female soldiers; Lynndie England; U.S. media; U.K. media; militarised femininity; deductive content analysis; victimisation; demonisation; trivialisation; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to understand how, and why, the media is sustaining traditional gender norms in their portrayal of female soldiers. The primary material of the study consists of articles published by newspapers in the United States and the United Kingdom, describing PFC. Lynndie England and her actions in the Abu Ghraib scandal. READ MORE

  2. 2. ‘Martyrs and Heroines’ vs. ‘Victims and Suicide Attackers’. A Critical Discourse Analysis of YPJ’s and the UK media representations of the YPJ’s ideological agency

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Amelie Malmgren; Michelle Fabiana Palharini; [2018]
    Keywords : YPJ; UK media; media representations; Critical Discourse Analysis CDA ; Postcolonial studies; hegemonic discourse; sensationalism; victimisation; Kurdish female fighters;

    Abstract : The present thesis compares media representations of Yekîneyên Parastina Jin (YPJ or the Women’s Protection Units), an all-female Kurdish military organisation, in British media versus the organisation’s own media outlets, with the aim to see how they differ, more specifically in terms of representations of their ideological agency. By utilizing critical discourse analysis (CDA) in combination with postcolonial theory, the media construction of four soldiers’ deaths have been scrutinized in 30 media texts in order to provide a deeper understanding of the hegemonic discourses and sociocultural practices which underpin these constructions. READ MORE

  3. 3. Military culture within the U.S military : A perspective from within, focusing on gender and the military brotherhood.

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för samhällsstudier (SS)

    Author : Lejla Jujic; [2018]
    Keywords : military culture; gender equality; U.S military; patriarchal culture; gendered norms;

    Abstract : Despite the picture portraying the U.S as a western, democratic and equal country, the U.S military has faced several downfalls when it comes to its female force, especially in relation to sexual assault. This study poses the question of how can western ‘model countries’ such as the U. READ MORE

  4. 4. I'm proud that I've been in the army as a woman : A qualitative study of women's testimonies of their military service in Israel

    University essay from Högskolan i Jönköping/HLK, Globala studier

    Author : Thuha Nguyen; [2017]
    Keywords : ;

    Abstract : The IDF (Israel Defence Forces) is an important part in many Israelis lives since there is a mandatory military service for both men and women, making the country stand apart from many others. Although it may seem as men and women have an equal army service experience, this is not the case. Women only make up of 34 percent of all IDF soldiers. READ MORE

  5. 5. Dismantling the Notion of “Participate Actively in Hostilities” - A Gender Analysis of the Crime of Using Child Soldiers

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Juridiska institutionen; Lunds universitet/Juridiska fakulteten

    Author : Kajsa Sturesson; [2017]
    Keywords : Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : Children used by military groups in armed conflicts are assigned to different roles and activities depending on their gender identities. In this thesis, therefore, the hypothesis put forward is that application and interpretation of the war crime of “using [children under the age of fifteen years] to participate actively in hostilities” (Articles 8(2)(b)(xxvi) and 8(2)(e)(vii) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and Article 4(c) of the Statute of the Special Court for Sierra Leone) require a gender perspective to make effective the protection of all children in armed conflicts. READ MORE