Gendering the Discourse on Occupation: A Sociological Perspective

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The chapter suggests that the prolonged conflict and the occupation have become a social mechanism that institutionalizes a narrow understanding of the concept of human security, excluding issues of personal and economic security. In particular it replicates the gendered division of roles and has led to a gendered hierarchy, discrimination and even violence against women. It allocates men and resources to carry on the occupation and emphasizes women's domestic roles. The traditional preference of the public sphere as men's sphere is reproduced, thereby elevating men's status and prestige as protectors of the family and the nation and strengthening the masculine discourse and values.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Impacts of Lasting Occupation
Subtitle of host publicationLessons from Israeli Society
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199979950
ISBN (Print)9780199862184
StatePublished - 24 Jan 2013


  • Discrimination
  • Gender
  • Hierarchy
  • Militarism
  • Occupation
  • Security


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