Women's Show-CYNTHIA COCKBURN-Women in Black, London

05/29/04

Cynthia Cockburn of Women In Black - London. Cynthia Cockburn, both the activist and the writer, has been important for feminists all over the world for many years now. She is one of the all too rare people who combine a sharp analytical mind, unwavering feminist and anti-militaristic political commitment and a warm and caring heart. In three gritty, nuanced, feminist-informed case studies, Cynthia Cockburn reveals what sort of political acts it takes to build and sustain - through dangerous days, over wearying weeks - that elusive thing called acivil society'.

As Cynthia says, "War and militarism are highly gendered phenomena-they are difficult if not impossible to understand without reference to gender." For an excellent article by Cynthia on this issue, go to http://www.peacenews.info/issues/2443/guested_gd.html.

Cynthia Cockburn of Women In Black - London. Cynthia Cockburn, both the activist and the writer, has been important for feminists all over the world for many years now. She is one of the all too rare people who combine a sharp analytical mind, unwavering feminist and anti-militaristic political commitment and a warm and caring heart. `In three gritty, nuanced, feminist-informed case studies, Cynthia Cockburn reveals what sort of political acts it takes to build and sustain - through dangerous days, over wearying weeks - that elusive thing called a 'civil society'.

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