Laura McAtackney

Laura McAtackney is an associate professor in the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at Aarhus University in Denmark. She explores the historical and contemporary archaeologies of institutions and colonialism (often together) and the material world of post-conflict Northern Ireland.
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Gender Violence in Peace and War

States of Complicity

Rutgers University Press

This powerful new book argues that violence against women should be understood as a systemic problem—one for which the state must be held accountable. The essays in Gender Violence in Peace and War examine a variety of cases where the state facilitates, legitimates, or perpetuates violence against women—a continuum that ranges from state-sponsored rape and torture in Guatemala, Indonesia, and Kenya to lax prosecution of domestic violence and sex trafficking in Russia and the United States.

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Walling In and Walling Out

Why Are We Building New Barriers to Divide Us?

University of New Mexico Press

The contributors to this volume illuminate the roles and uses of walls around the world--in contexts ranging from historic neighborhoods to contemporary national borders.

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Gender Violence in Peace and War

States of Complicity

Rutgers University Press

This powerful new book argues that violence against women should be understood as a systemic problem—one for which the state must be held accountable. The essays in Gender Violence in Peace and War examine a variety of cases where the state facilitates, legitimates, or perpetuates violence against women—a continuum that ranges from state-sponsored rape and torture in Guatemala, Indonesia, and Kenya to lax prosecution of domestic violence and sex trafficking in Russia and the United States.

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