Gender in conflicts. Palestine Israel Germany
(Berliner Gender Studies 3)
Berlin: Lit Verlag 2006
265 pp., Euro 19.90; ISBN 3-8258-9281-6
Keywords: gender, order of gender, sacred texts, scriptures, Arendt, H., holocaust, memory, art, poetry, motherhood, violence, rape, gender transformations, women and development, biological gender aspects, conflict

The ##Gender Order is one domain in which claims to power are demarcated in societies based on a religious codex as well as in secular societies such as nation states. Gender order especially becomes the area in which conflicts are carried out when a society experiences transition or clashes with another society. At a time when Israel and Palestine face an escalation of their conflict and Germany is undergoing profound changes, renowned scholars discuss the implications on the gender order from their individual vantage points. The trans-disciplinary articles focus on gender in the context of knowledge, [the] arts and representation, memory and scripture, political transition, and life sciences.## The 20 papers in this book deal with suicide bombers, nationalism, the role of sacred texts (scripture), Hannah Arendt, the holocaust, memory, art, poetry, motherhood, violence (rape), gender transformations through conflict, women and development, and biological aspects, too.