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Sandra C. Danforth
Fort Lewis College (Durango, CO 81301-3999)

Middle Eastern Muslim Women in Violent Conflict: Forces for Change in Social Transformation

To analyze women's involvement in the Turkish War of Independence (1920-23) and in recent anti-regime terrorist activities in Turkey. Two issues will be the focus: (1) the relationships between women's participation in violent conflict and subsequent sex role patterns in Turkish society, and (2) the theory which views women by nature as forces for peace.

Project fields:
Near and Middle Eastern History; Women's History

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1978 – 7/31/1978