Muslim Women in the Bosnian Crucible

   •    September 24, 2004

In this academic piece for the journal Sex Roles, Hunt interviewed 26 Bosnian women from different ethnic, religious, and political backgrounds. Challenging misconceptions about the role of Islam in Bosnia, the women reflected on three interconnected features of their lives: “the effect on sex roles of the political turmoil of the past century, the particular perspective women bring to questions of war and peace, and the rich prewar multiculturalism.” Ultimately Hunt illustrates that while Bosnian women were victims of systematic rape and genocide, they are “also energetic, determined, smart, and savvy” and deserve a greater role in leadership and rebuilding the nation.

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