Gender, War, and Militarism: Feminist Perspectives

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ABC-CLIO, 2010 - Social 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.
 

Contents

Introduction
1
I Gender Militarization and Security
15
II Deployment of Gender and Sexuality in Times of Conflict
55
III Sexual Violence in War and Conflict
103
IV Gender War and Militarism in Disarmament and PostConflict Reconstruction
155
V Texts and Contexts for Gender War and Militarism
193
The Interrelationship between Gender War and Militarism
231
References
241
Index
271
About the Editors and Contributors
277
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Laura Sjoberg, PhD, is assistant professor of political science at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Sandra Via is assistant professor of political science and international studies program coordinator at Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA.

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