1st Edition

Frontline Feminisms Women, War, and Resistance

Edited By Marguerite Waller, Jennifer Rycenga Copyright 2000

    Around the world, women have long been on the frontlines, protesting war and military forces. The essays in this collection, from both scholars and activists, explore the experiences of local women's groups that have developed to fight war, militarization, political domination, and patriarchy throughout the world. The writings in this collection cover a range of genres from memoir and historical accounts to critical essays. What holds the writings together is an urgency to reflect on and analyze women's activism on the frontlines-from Palestine, Sudan, Iran, Kosovo, and rural India to Serbia, Croatia, Okinawa, Israel, U.S. prisons, and the racialized American South.


    Marguerite R. Waller is Professor of English and Chair of the Department of Women's Studies at the University of California-Riverside. Jennifer Rycenga is an Associate Professor in the Comparative Religious Studies Program at San Jose State University.

    "Frontline Feminisms offers the greatest diversity of authors (e.g., scholars, activists, artists, resistance fighters, community organizers, and union leaders) and the widest range of discussions regarding violence (e.g., police brutality, abuse in prisons, 'domestic violence,' war and armed conflict, militarized sexual violence, as well as economic and racial violence)." -- Signs
    "Most of the pieces are very powerful. ... this is an inspiring book." -- Carol Anne Douglas, Off Our Backs, March 2001