ScholarSpace will be brought offline for upgrades on Wednesday December 9th at 11AM HST. Service will be disrupted for approximately 2 hours. Please direct any questions to

Item Description

Show full item record

Title: Sanctioned violations : mass rape as a strategy of war in the twentieth century 
Author: Miller, Leslie Ann
Date: 2008
Abstract: This thesis focuses on the use of mass rape in war, specifically its causes. I approach the topic using two documented case studies: the Japanese military during World War II in the 1930s and 1940s and Serbian forces during the fall of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. These militaries operated systems of mass rape that were structurally quite different, but both systems were organized and institutionalized. Through a comparison of these two cases I argue that these perpetrators shared significant cultural conditions that contributed to their decision to use mass rape, but that ultimately their perception of organized mass rape as strategically useful led them to adopt it as a policy.
Description: Thesis (M.A.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2008. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 89-93). ii, 93 leaves, bound 29 cm
Rights: All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.

Item File(s)

Description Files Size Format View
Restricted for viewing only M.A.CB5.H3_3517_r.pdf 2.960Mb PDF View/Open
For UH users only M.A.CB5.H3_3517_uh.pdf 2.955Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)


Advanced Search


My Account