Gender, War, and Militarism: Feminist Perspectives (Google eBook)

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Laura Sjoberg, Sandra Via
ABC-CLIO, 2010 - Political Science - 282 pages
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Feminist scholars have long contended that war and militarism are fundamentally gendered. "Gender, War, and Militarism: Feminist Perspectives" provides empirical evidence, theoretical innovation, and interdisciplinary conversation on the topic, while explicitly--and uniquely--considering the links between gender, war, and militarism. Essentially an interdisciplinary conversation between scholars studying gender in political science, anthropology, and sociology, the essays here all turn their attention to the same questions. How are war and militarism gendered?

Seventeen innovative explanations of different intersections of the gendering of global politics and global conflict examine the theoretical relationship between gender, militarization, and security; the deployment of gender and sexuality in times of conflict; sexual violence in war and conflict; post-conflict reconstruction; and gender and militarism in media and literary accounts of war. Together, these essays make a coherent argument that reveals that, although it takes different forms, gendering is a constant feature of 21st-century militarism.


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This group of feminissts fail to understand that wars are necessary for their continued ability to live as feminists as an end to war making capabilities and the utilisation of the natural aggressiveness of the male ensures that women can sleep safely at night.
Obviously we would be better without wars but until women find a way to emasculate all men instead of pandering to their testosterone fuelled fantasies there will continue to be war - even if only fighting over a woman in the local pub.
The book has nothin new to say and is basically just a compilation of wishful thinking from the cuckoo lands of Sapphos.


I Gender Militarization and Security
II Deployment of Gender and Sexuality in Times of Conflict
III Sexual Violence in War and Conflict
IV Gender War and Militarism in Disarmament and PostConflict Reconstruction
V Texts and Contexts for Gender War and Militarism
The Interrelationship between Gender War and Militarism
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Laura Sjoberg is Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Her first book "Gender, Justice and the Wars in Iraq" was published in 2006. She has published articles on just war theory in the International "Journal of Feminist Politics, International Politics" and" International Studies Quarterly," Her research focuses on gender, just war theory, international security and international ethics.
Caron Gentry is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. Her previous work has been published in the journal "Terrorism and Political Violence," Her research interests are gender, terrorism and political violence.

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