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Buy and Download Description This chapter addresses issues of forced migration that surface in the gendered violations of women in homes and households in war.1 I also explore the potential for comparative analysis of these issues across militarized conflict zones. From a comparative perspective, I argue that ideas and images of the home are often central to nationalist and protonationalist ideologies that inform these conflicts. In such cases, the home as an everyday, tangible and 'natural' conceptual unit is frequently mapped onto the intangible abstractions of nation and state. In this process, homes or households are then often rendered invisible in folk discourse. Nor are they considered relevant units of analysis in most studies of nationalism and war. One aim of this chapter, therefore, is to reveal key dimensions of the gendered nature of nationalism and war through an exploration of the violation of women, homes, and households in 'wartime' and the reflection or immanence of these practices in 'peacetime'. One of the most visible ongoing consequences of gendered violence in war is the massive movement of women and children from war zones. Gendered nationalist ideologies and the conflicts in which they are activated have direct implications for displacement and war, refugee-generating flight, and refugees' experiences thereafter.2 This chapter addresses issues of forced migration that surface in the gendered violations of women in homes and households in war.1 I also explore the potential for comparative analysis of these issues across militarized conflict zones. From a com
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