Rupal Oza, Director of the Women and Gender Studies Program at Hunter College, co-authored the essay ‘Muslim fundamentalism’ and human rights in an age of terror and empire’ with Amna Akbar. The essay was published in late 2012 as part of the Routledge collection Gender, National Security, and Counter-Terrorism: Human rights perspectives, edited by Margaret L. Satterthwaite, Jayne Huckerby.
About the Book:
In the name of fighting terrorism, countries have been invaded; wars have been waged; people have been detained, rendered and tortured; and campaigns for “hearts and minds” have been unleashed. Human rights analyses of the counter-terrorism measures implemented in the aftermath of 11 September 2001 have assumed that men suffer the most—both numerically and in terms of the nature of rights violations endured. This assumption has obscured the ways that women, men, and sexual minorities experience counter-terrorism. By integrating gender into a human rights analysis of counter-terrorism—and human rights into a gendered analysis of counter-terrorism—this volume aims to reverse this trend. Through this variegated human rights lens, the authors in this volume identify the spectrum and nature of rights violations arising in the context of gendered counter-terrorism and national security practices. Introduced with a foreword by Martin Scheinin, former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism, the volume examines a wide range of gendered impacts of counter-terrorism measures that have not been theorized in the leading texts on terrorism, counter-terrorism, national security, and human rights.
Gender, National Security and Counter-Terrorism will be of particular interest to scholars and students in the disciplines of Law, Security Studies and Gender Studies.
Introduction by Margaret L. Satterthwaite and Jayne C. Huckerby
Part 1: Gendered Erasures in Counter-Terrorism
1. Gendered Erasure in The Global “War on Terror”: An Unmasked Interrogation, Ramzi Kassem
2. Gender and Counter-Radicalization: Women and Emerging Counter-Terror Measures, Katherine E. Brown
3.Gender, Terror, And Counter-Terrorism: Muslim American Youth Activism and Disappeared Rights, Sunaina Maira
4. Missing Indicators, Disappearing Gender: Measuring USAID’s Programming to Violent Counter Extremism,Margaret L. Satterthwaite
Part 2: Gender Narratives in Counter-Terrorism
5. Unpacking The Trafficking-Terror Nexus, Jayne C. Huckerby
6. Feminism As Counter-Terrorism: The Seduction of Power, Vasuki Nesiah 7. Muslim Fundamentalism” And Human Rights In An Age Of Terror And Empire, Amna Akbar and Rupal Oza
Part 3: Toward a Gender Account of Counter-Terrorism
8. Soft Measures, Real Harm: Somalia and The U.S. “War On Terror”,Lama Fakih
9. When Are Women’s Rights Human Rights in Pakistan?, Amina Jamal
10. Close Encounters of the Female Kind in the Land of Counter-Terrorism, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin
11. Equal Opportunity Terrorism: Women Terrorists in Comparative Perspective, Margaret Gonzalez-Perez
About the Author:
Prof. Oza is the Director of the Women and Gender Studies program at Hunter College, CUNY. Her book, The Making of Neoliberal India: Nationalism, Gender, and the Paradoxes of Globalization was published by Routledge, New York and from Women Unlimited, India. She has several articles in peer reviewed journals. Her current project is on examining the link between special economic zones and the discourse of security in India.