Images of war and discourses around armed conflict and militarisation are subject to continuous
reconstruction and representations based on past and present events (Palmary 2003).
Discourses therefore, do not describe the world neutrally but rather classify it, revealing some
aspects of social reality while concealing others (Parker 1992). This is true when exploring
women’s lived experience in conflict and times of militarised nationalism. Women are constantly
represented as victims or perpetrators, little recognising that women play multiple roles,
depending on their situations, positionality and intersecting identities. [Continues.]
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy of Loughborough University.