(Women in War) This essay explores the dynamics involved in the political conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh during the breakdown of the Communist system. Fusing narratives obtained from the interviews and life stories of the Karabakh Movement activists and ordinary people who experienced the war, this paper attempts to embed the different post-war rhetoric into relevant political and social contexts. It examines the intersection between ethnicity and gender involved in the national-patriotic rhetoric surrounding the war. The author’s account of the Karabakh conflict illuminates discursive ideologies of this war.
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