Traditionally and empirically, very little is known about the participation of women in terrorist organizations. This presentation involves a systematic analysis of women's involvement in different terrorist groups. It will cover the traditional warfare roles that women play in terrorist organizations. The sociological factors, psychological elements, and social motivators of women involved in terrorist organizations will be presented. Using comparative analysis of women in the Irish Republican Army (IRA), a Latin American group called Tupamaros, and a Muslim extremist group called Hamas, issues of women's participation are explored. These groups will unravel the influences ideology, culture, and religion play in the understanding of women's roles. A content analysis of the literature using both manifest and latent coding techniques examines the roles of women based on several perspectives.
|Presenter:||Amanda Smathers (Undergraduate Student)|
|Time:||11:25 am Session II|