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Feminism and International Relations : Conversations about the Past, Present and Future - J. Ann Tickner

Feminism and International Relations

Conversations about the Past, Present and Future

By: J. Ann Tickner (Editor), Laura Sjoberg (Editor)

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Feminist International Relations scholarship in the United States recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Over those years, feminist researchers have made substantial progress concerning the question of how gender matters in global politics, global economics, and global culture. The progress has been noted both in the academic field of international relations and, increasingly, in the policy world.

Celebrating these achievements, this book constructs conversations about the history, present state of, and future of feminist International Relations as a field across subfields of IR, continents, and generations of scholars. Providing an overview and assessment of what it means to "gender" IR in the 21st century, the volume has a unique format: it features a series of intellectual conversations, presenting cutting-edge research in the field, with provocative comments from senior scholars. It examines issues including global governance, the United Nations, war, peace, security, science, beauty, and human rights and addresses key questions including:

  • What does viewing the diverse problems of global politics through gendered lenses look like in the 21st Century?
  • How do feminisms accommodate differences in culture, race, and religion?
  • How do feminist theoretical and policy analyses fit together?

These conversations about feminist IR are accessible to non-specialist audiences and will be of interest to students and scholars of Gender Studies, Feminist Politics and International Relations.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Notes on contributorsp. xi
Introduction: International Relations through feminist lensesp. 1
Reclaiming agency for social change: feminism, International Relations, and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1945-75p. 22
Intelligence and compassion, the tools of feminists An engagementp. 40
Pursuing inclusive interests, both deep and wide: women's human rights and the United Nationsp. 48
Drawbridges, interests, and dialogue An engagementp. 68
Feminist problems with international norms: gender mainstreaming in global governancep. 73
Problems, norms, and global governance An engagementp. 89
Security as emancipation: a feminist perspectivep. 98
Emancipation and the feminist Security Studies project An engagementp. 115
Russian veterans of the Chechen wars: a feminist analysis of militarized masculinitiesp. 123
When feminists explore masculinities in IR An engagement by Cynthia Enloep. 141
The technoscience question in feminist International Relations: unmanning the U.S. war on terrorp. 146
Gender, technoscience, and militarism An engagementp. 164
Targeting civilians in war: feminist contributionsp. 169
War and feminist lenses An engagementp. 188
Beauty and the quinceaƱera: reproductive, productive, and virtual dimensions of the global political economy of beautyp. 194
Femininity: culture, ideology and political economy An engagementp. 212
Conclusion: looking forward for feminist International Relationsp. 221
Referencesp. 237
Indexp. 270
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ISBN: 9780415584609
ISBN-10: 0415584604
Series: Critical Concepts in International Relations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 12th July 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1