"Enloe's new work is a great addition to her oeuvre on women, militarism and consumer culture in international perspective."--Carrie Rentschler"Times Higher Education" (08/26/2010)
Enloe s new work is a great addition to her oeuvre on women, militarism and consumer culture in international perspective. --Carrie Rentschler"Times Higher Education" (08/26/2010)"
From the Inside Flap
"Nimo's War, Emma's War is Cynthia Enloe's darkest and most strikingly conceived text to date. War is not 'in' Iraq and Afghanistan, where foreign militaries confront local people, rather it is everywhere, most particularly in 'peacetime' domestic spaces, 'civilian' employment, marital bedrooms and high schools."Terrell Carver, author of Politics, Language and Metaphor
"Cynthia Enloe has pioneered the subject of women, militarism, and war in a series of revelatory books, including Bananas, Beaches, and Bases, The Morning After: Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War, and Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives. Nimo's War, Emma's War is her best one yet."Chalmers Johnson, author of The Blowback Trilogy
"Brilliantly researched, vividly written, Cynthia Enloe has gifted us with a new and different story of modern warfare. Entirely gripping and profoundly humane, every page raises new issues. To factor in Nimo and Emmaall the women and families touched by the carnage and agony of war, is to see the bitter range of tragedy community by community. To read this book is to ask: What are we doing to our childrenall our children, combatants and civilians? How do women cope with post-war wounds and violenceagony, wreckage, displacement? Cynthia Enloe's book is essential reading for all students and journalists, public citizens and peace activists, who seek women's dignity, healthy societies, humane alternatives to the insanity of careless military destruction."Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of The Declassified Eisenhower, Eleanor Roosevelt (vols I & II, III forthcoming)