Contribution to Book
Sexuality in the Time of War, or, How Rape Became a Crime Against HumanityThe Flood of Rights (2017)
Working closely with women's testimonies from the genocides in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, this chapter aims to widen space in contemporary human rights discourse for discussion about sexuality--and in particular about the ways sexual violence functions as one of the forces of sovereign power. There is an intimate and largely non-visible strategy that sovereign power has at its disposal to cleave a subject from their capacity to live a human life, namely, by attacking the individual’s sense of sovereignty over her own body.
EditorThomas Keenan, Suhail Malik and Tirdad Zolghadr
PublisherSternberg Pres /CCS Bard /Luma Foundation
Citation InformationSharon Sliwinski. "Sexuality in the Time of War, or, How Rape Became a Crime Against Humanity" The Flood of Rights (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sharon_sliwinski/27/