War as Experience

Contributions from International Relations and Feminist Analysis

Author: Christine Sylvester

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415775981

Category: Political Science

Page: 149

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Surveying the state of war and war studies in international relations, security studies and in feminist international relations, this text also addresses a missing area of international relations studies of war that feminism is well-placed to fill in: the emotional and physical aspects of war.
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Gender Politics and Security Discourse

Personal-Political Imaginations and Feminism in 'Post-conflict' Serbia

Author: Laura McLeod

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317635620

Category: Political Science

Page: 174

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This book investigates competing modes of thought about gender security and aims to understand the policy implications of personal-political imaginations. The work draws upon extensive research conducted by the author in Serbia to develop a comprehensive picture of how feminist and women’s organising relates to the broader national and international contexts surrounding gender security. Through an innovative analytical framework of personal-political imaginations, the book explores the role that memories, perceptions and hopes about conflict and post-conflict have upon the logics of gender security. It investigates how contrasting and competing modes of thought about ‘gender security’ are made, paying attention to how the dynamics of gender politics in Serbia shape the security discourse and narratives of activists. The volume explores in detail how feminist and women’s organisations have responded to UNSCR 1325 by analysing two policy debates and campaigns that seek to ‘achieve’ its goals and gender security in Serbia: (1) feminist antimilitarism and (2) connecting domestic violence to the abuse of small arms and light weapons. Ultimately, the book argues that the configuration of gender security discourse is intimately linked to personal-political imaginations of conflict and post-conflict. This book will be of much interest to students of gender politics, conflict studies, critical security studies, European politics and IR in general.
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Gender and Drone Warfare

A Hauntological Perspective

Author: Lindsay C. Clark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429017421

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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This book investigates how drone warfare is deeply gendered and how this can be explored through the methodological framework of ‘Haunting’. Utilising original interview data from British Reaper drone crews, the book analyses the way killing by drones complicates traditional understandings of masculinity and femininity in warfare. As their role does not include physical risk, drone crews have been critiqued for failing to meet the masculine requirements necessary to be considered ‘warriors’ and have been derided for feminising war. However, this book argues that drone warfare, and the experiences of the crews, exceeds the traditional masculine/feminine binary and suggests a new approach to explore this issue. The framework of Haunting presented here draws on the insights of Jacques Derrida, Avery Gordon, and others to highlight four key themes – complex personhood, in/(hyper)visibility, disturbed temporality and power – as frames through which the intersection of gender and drone warfare can be examined. This book argues that Haunting provides a framework for both revealing and destabilising gendered binaries of use for feminist security studies and International Relations scholars, as well as shedding light on British drone warfare. This book will be of interest to students of gender studies, sociology, war studies, and critical security studies.
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Feminist Theory and International Relations in a Postmodern Era

Author: Christine Sylvester

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521459846

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

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These draw attention to an identity politics in our theories that often resists debate. Christine Sylvester elaborates a feminist method of empathetically cooperative conversation which can help us to appreciate practices in international relations that challenge the foundations of the field. She illustrates that method with reference to the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp (in the UK) and the efforts of Zimbabwean women to negotiate international funding for their local producer cooperatives
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Sites of Violence

Gender and Conflict Zones

Author: Wenona Giles,Jennifer Hyndman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520230729

Category: History

Page: 361

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Annotation In this book, militarization, nationalism, and globalization are scrutinized at sites of violent conflict from a range of feminist pespectives.
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Africa in Global International Relations

Emerging approaches to theory and practice

Author: Paul-Henri Bischoff,Kwesi Aning,Amitav Acharya

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317437535

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

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Recent scholarship in International Relations (IR) has started to study the meaning and implications of a non-Western world. With this comes the need for a new paradigm of IR theory that is more global, open, inclusive, and able to capture the voices and experiences of both Western and non-Western worlds. This book investigates why Africa has been marginalised in IR discipline and theory and how this issue can be addressed in the context of the emerging Global IR paradigm. To have relevance for Africa, a new IR theory needs to be more inclusive, intellectually negotiated and holistically steeped in the African context. In this innovative volume, each author takes a critical look at existing IR paradigms and offers a unique perspective based on the African experience. Following on from Amitav Acharya and Barry Buzan’s work, Non-Western International Relations Theory, it develops and advances non-Western IR theory and the idea of Global IR. This volume will be of key interest to scholars and students of African politics, international relations, IR theory and comparative politics.
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Resort to war

a data guide to inter-state, extra-state, intra-state, and non-state wars, 1816-2007

Author: Meredith Reid Sarkees,Frank Whelon Wayman

Publisher: Cq Pr

ISBN: 9780872894341

Category: History

Page: 691

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The benchmark reference for understanding the phenomenon of war.
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Women and Genocide

Gendered Experience of Violence, Survival, and Resistance

Author: JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz,Donna Gosbee

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 0889615829

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Illuminating the unique experiences of women both during and after genocide, JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz and Donna Gosbee’s edited collection is a vital addition to genocide scholarship. The contributors revisit genocides of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from Armenia in 1915 to Gujarat in 2002, examining the roles of women as victims, witnesses, survivors, and rescuers. The text underscores women’s experiences as a central yet often overlooked component to the understanding of genocide. Drawing from narratives, memoirs, testimonies, and literature, this groundbreaking volume brings together women’s stories of victimization, trauma, and survival. Each chapter is framed by a consistent methodology to allow for a comparative analysis, revealing the ways in which women’s experiences across genocides are similar and yet profoundly different. By looking at genocide from a gendered perspective, Women and Genocide constitutes an important contribution to feminist research on war and political violence. Featuring critical thinking questions and concise histories of each genocidal period discussed, this highly accessible text is an ideal resource for both students and instructors in this field and for anyone interested in the study of women’s lives in times of violence and conflict.
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What Women Do in Wartime

Gender and Conflict in Africa

Author: Meredeth Turshen,Clotilde Twagiramariya

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781856495387

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This is the first book to describe and analyze the experience of women in African civil wars. A mixture of reportage, testimony and scholarship, the book includes contributions from women in Chad, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa and Sudan. The political context of these conflicts is outlined in an introduction to each chapter. The book profiles women's responses to war, as combatants as well as victims, and describes the groups women organize in the aftermath. The first book to examine rape and other forms of gendered political violence in African civil wars, this extraordinary volume is also about women taking action for change.
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Women's Rights, Human Rights

International Feminist Perspectives

Author: Roger Peters

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415909952

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

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This text argues that women's rights are violated in many ways everyday but these violations are ignored. It claims that the mere extension of exisiting human rights protection to women is insufficient: women's rights must be understood as human rights
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