Women Militarism and War

Women  Militarism  and War

This valuable collection of original papers opens up a long-needed dialogue between feminists and the establishment on questions of military values, feminist ideals and war-peace questions on men, women and violence.

Author: Professor Jean Bethke Elshtain

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847674703

Category: History

Page: 272

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This valuable collection of original papers opens up a long-needed dialogue between feminists and the establishment on questions of military values, feminist ideals and war-peace questions on men, women and violence.
Categories: History

Gender War and Militarism

Gender  War  and Militarism

This compelling, interdisciplinary compilation of essays documents the extensive, intersubjective relationships between gender, war, and militarism in 21st-century global politics.

Author: Laura Sjoberg

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313391439

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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This compelling, interdisciplinary compilation of essays documents the extensive, intersubjective relationships between gender, war, and militarism in 21st-century global politics. * 17 essays by top feminist scholars from across disciplines * An introduction and conclusion explaining the book's theoretical framework and key insights * Tables and charts * A bibliography
Categories: Political Science

Women Warfare and Representation

Women  Warfare and Representation

Noakes's Women in the British Army: War and the Gentle Sex, 1907–1948 (2006)
investigates how women's military ... in the Second World War (2007), and
Robert's works (1997, 2013) regarding the constructions of gender and militarism
in ...

Author: Emerald M. Archer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474238045

Category: History

Page: 256

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Women, Warfare and Representation considers the various ways the American servicewoman has been represented throughout the 20th century and how those representations impact the roles she is permitted to inhabit. While women have a relatively short history in the American military, the last century shows an evolution of women's direct participation in war despite the need to overcome societal sex-role expectations. The primary focus is on the American case, but Emerald Archer also introduces a comparative element, showing how women's integration in the military differs in other countries, including Great Britain, Canada and Israel. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the book draws on military history, theory and social psychology to offer a more complete and integrated history of women in the military and their representation in society.
Categories: History

Women and War

Women and War

Author: Jeanne Vickers

Publisher: Women & World Development S.

ISBN: UVA:X002314399

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 399

Categories: Social Science

Women in the Military

Women in the Military

She is the author of many books including Public Man, Private Woman: Women
in Social and Political Thought, Meditations on Modern Political Thought, Power
Trips and Other Journeys, Women and War, Democracy on Trial and Augustine ...

Author: Rita James Simon

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412841674

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

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The role, status, and treatment of women is one of the major issues confronting the military today. This volume provides a range of perspectives on the magnitude of concerns, the sources of problems, how issues might best be addressed, and the future for women in the armed services. It is based on a special issue of the journal Gender Issues, supplemented with additional contributions from leading scholars. Historical and theoretical perspectives are provided by Lorry M. Fenner and Jean Bethke Elshtain. Fenner focuses on the role of women in the military since 1940, and argues for broader inclusion of women as well as other groups that have previously been restricted from full participation. Elshtain analyzes the extraordinary ability of war to draw both women and men into civic life, and observes how it calls forth and establishes a sense of particular identity for both men and women. Critical views are provided by other scholars. Laura L. Miller examines the feminist movement's insistence on full participation in combat units. Former Army chaplain Marie deYoung provides qualitative and quantitative data on military readiness and unit cohesion in mixed gender units. Leading military scholars (Mady W. Segal, David R. Segal, Jerald G. Bachman, Peter Freedman-Doan, and Patrick M. O'Malley) review national surveys comparing male and female high school seniors' responses to surveys conducted on questions about their propensity to enlist. Male-female differences are also addressed by Judith Hicks Steihm, who looks at the opinions each group has about the capabilities and performance of women. She finds differences by rank on questions as to how hard female soldiers work as compared to male soldiers and whether women are ready for combat duty. Historically, the military has provided minorities equal opportunity. Brenda L. Moore and Schulyler C. Webb examine whether or not this is still perceived to be the case in today's Navy. They focus on different perceptions by women and men, and by African American women in particular. Finally, William O'Neill examines whether the post-cold war downsized military will find women soldiers more or less important. Drawing upon social science research, historical data, and contemporary opinion surveys, Women in the Military is a cutting-edge assessment of a major gender issue in the United States. It will be valuable to researchers in women's studies, as well as those teaching courses in sociology, history, and military studies. Rita James Simon is University Professor in the School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law at American University. She is the editor of Gender Issues and author of The American Jury, the Insanity Defense: A Critical Assessment of Law and Policy in the Post-Hinkley Era (with David Aaronson), Adoption, Race and Identity (with Howard Alstein), In the Golden Land: A Century of Russian and Soviet Jewish Immigration, Social Science Data and Supreme Court Decisions (with Rosemary Erickson), and Abortion: Statutes, Policies, and Public Attitudes the World Over.
Categories: Social Science

Cold War Women

Cold War Women

The International Activities of American Women's Organisations Helen Laville ...
Women and War ( New York : Basic Books , 1987 ) Elshtain , J. B. and Tobias , S.
( eds ) , Women , Militarism and War : Essays in History , Politics and Social ...

Author: Helen Laville

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719058562

Category: History

Page: 220

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For too long, American women have been hidden in the history of the Cold War. In Cold War Women Helen Laville recovers their significance by examining the activities and ambitions of American women's organisations in the long period of uneasy peace. After the Second World War, women around the globe claimed that to avoid more death and devastation in the Atomic Age, they must promote internationalism and strive together for a peaceful future. However, as the Cold War escalated, American women abandoned the internationalist outlook of their foreign sisters in favour of solidarity with their national brothers. Far from being advocates of internationalism, many of these women became active agents for Americanism. This fascinating study will be invaluable to those in the field of gender and women's history, cultural studies and American history.
Categories: History

Narrating War and Peace in Africa

Narrating War and Peace in Africa

Teaching. “Women,. War,. and. Militarism. in. Africa”. Alicia C. Decker Introduction
Teaching a course about war and militarism in Africa presents a number of
ethical and pedagogical challenges. How does one teach about the brutal
realities of ...

Author: Solimar Otero

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781580463300

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 328

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A comprehensive volume that offers historical and nuanced representations of war and peace in Africa from the fields of African studies and cultural studies, linguistics, journalism and the media, literature, film, drama and performance, women's and gender studies, and human rights.
Categories: Literary Collections

On the Road to Total War

On the Road to Total War

21 German Patriotic Women's Work in War and Peace Time, 1864–90 JEAN H.
QUATAERT In the early 1970s, a new ... Women, Militarism and War: Essays in
History, Politics and Social Theory (Savage, Md., 1990); and Margaret Higonnet
et ...

Author: Stig Förster

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052152119X

Category: History

Page: 720

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Essays tracing the roots and development of total industrialized warfare in the United States and Germany.
Categories: History

The Great War and Women s Consciousness

The Great War and Women s Consciousness

Tylee (U. of Malaga) shows that there does exist an imaginative memory of The Great War that is distinctively women's.

Author: Claire M. Tylee


ISBN: UOM:39015015525325

Category: English literature

Page: 293

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Tylee (U. of Malaga) shows that there does exist an imaginative memory of The Great War that is distinctively women's. She deals with journalism and women war-correspondents, with propaganda and the construction of consciousness, with censorship, pacifism, women's autobiographies and fictionalized w
Categories: English literature

Anticipating Total War

Anticipating Total War

Total War The Use and Abuse of a Concept ROGER CHICKERING Military
history has largely escaped the ... Women, Militarism, and War: Essays in History,
Politics, and Social Tlteory (Savage, Md., 1990); Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan
Gubar, ...

Author: Manfred F. Boemeke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521622948

Category: History

Page: 496

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The essays in Anticipating Total War explore the discourse on war in Germany and the United States between 1871 and 1914. The concept of "total war" provides the analytical focus. The essays reveal vigorous discussions of warfare in several forums among soldiers, statesmen, women's groups, and educators on both sides of the Atlantic. Predictions of long, cataclysmic wars were not uncommon in these discussions, while the involvement of German and American soldiers in colonial warfare suggested that future combat would not spare civilians. Despite these "anticipations of total war," virtually no one realized the practical implications in planning for war in the early twentieth century.
Categories: History

From Where We Stand

From Where We Stand

This original study examines women's activism against war in areas as far apart as Sierra Leone, India, Colombia and Palestine.

Author: Cynthia Cockburn

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781848136786

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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This original study examines women's activism against war in areas as far apart as Sierra Leone, India, Colombia and Palestine. It shows women on different sides of conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and Israel addressing racism and refusing enmity and describes international networks of women opposing US and Western European militarism and the so-called 'war on terror'. These movements, though diverse, are generating an antimilitarist feminism that challenges how war and militarism are understood, both in academic studies and the mainstream anti-war movement. Gender, particularly the form taken by masculinity in a violent sex/gender system, is inseparably linked to economic and ethno-national factors in the perpetuation of war.
Categories: Political Science

War and Public Health

War and Public Health

Bombs and missiles kill men and women indiscriminately , but other aspects of
war affect women and girls disproportionately . In this chapter , we will focus on
the consequences of war and militarism on the health of women and girls . War
has ...


Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195108140

Category: Medical

Page: 412

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The health and environmental impact of both conventional weapons and weapons of mass destruction - nuclear, chemical, and biological - is described in chapters that cover the consequences of their production, testing, maintenance, use, and disposal. The negative impact of the proliferation of weapons and of the international arms trade, including the diversion of resources that could otherwise be allocated for health and human welfare, is also discussed. Separate chapters cover especially vulnerable populations, such as women, children, and refugees. In-depth descriptions of specific military conflicts, including the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and wars in Central America provide striking illustrations of the issues covered in other chapters.
Categories: Medical

Women Crime and Criminal Justice

Women  Crime and Criminal Justice

Social scientists have examined war but also theorized about militarism, and
feminists have recognized the links between militarism, war and violence against
women. War and militarism are in effect related but different, and conceptually
they ...

Author: Rosemary L Barberet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135005757

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Women, Crime and Criminal Justice is the winner of the Division of International Criminology’s Distinguished Book Award 2014 and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences International Section's 2015 Outstanding Book Award and the first fully internationalised book to focus on women as offenders, victims and justice professionals. It provides background, as well as specialized information that allows readers to comprehend the global forces that shape women and crime; analyze different types of violence against women (in peacetime and in armed conflict); and grasp the challenges faced by women in justice professions such as the police, the judiciary and international peacekeeping. Provocative, highly topical, engaging and written by an expert in the field, this book examines the role of women in crime and criminal justice internationally. Topics covered include: the role of globalization and development in patterns of female offending and victimization, how a human rights framework can help explain women ́s crime, victimization and the criminal justice response, global women’s activism, international perspectives on violence against women, including femicide, violence in conflict and post conflict settings, sex work and sex trafficking, women’s access to justice, as well as the increased role of women in international criminal justice settings. This book will be essential reading for those involved in the study of development, human rights, governance, security sector reform, international relations and public health, as debates about these subjects are intrinsically linked to the issues surrounding women, crime and justice. It will also be useful for students taking courses on gender, crime and criminal justice, violence against women, international criminal justice and gender studies.
Categories: Social Science

Oregon s Doctor to the World

Oregon s Doctor to the World

The conflict was also a turning point in Lovejoy's understanding of the effect on
women of war and militarism. From this understanding, she created a new vision
of the possibilities of social change and constructive resistance. From September

Author: Kimberly Jensen

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295804408

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Esther Clayson Pohl Lovejoy, whose long life stretched from 1869 to 1967, challenged convention from the time she was a young girl. Her professional life began as one of Oregon's earliest women physicians, and her commitment to public health and medical relief took her into the international arena, where she was chair of the American Women's Hospitals after World War I and the first president of the Medical Women's International Association. Most disease, suffering, and death, she believed, were the result of wars and social and economic inequities, and she was determined to combat those conditions through organized action. Lovejoy's early life and career in the Pacific Northwest gave her key experiences and strategies to use for what she termed "constructive resistance," the ability to take effective action against unjust power. She took a political and pragmatic approach to what she called "woman's big job"-achieving a full female citizenship-and emphasized the importance of votes for women. In this engaging biography, Kimberly Jensen tells the story of this important western woman, exploring her approach to politics, health, and society and her civic, economic, and medical activism. Watch the book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blyfLWnCTV0
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Global Perspectives on War Gender and Health

Global Perspectives on War  Gender and Health

... not thepractice ofwar, but the practice of opposingit: women's organized
resistance to militarism, militarization and war.One oftenhears itsaid that women
are noticeably presentand active inpeace work, that there seem to be a great
many ...

Author: Hannah Bradby

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409492160

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

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Rendering the suffering of the marginalized visible has been an important aspect of feminist sociological studies of health, illness and medicine, with the subjective experience of those without access to institutional power being at the forefront of the research. This volume analyzes the links between the suffering caused by the intentional violence of war and the unintentional suffering engendered by modern medicinal processes. By establishing a fitting tribute to the academic and campaigning work of Meg Stacey, Global Perspectives on War, Gender and Health responds to her challenge of ‘why medical sociology had not yet turned its gaze upon the health consequences of war’. A selection of international case studies are used to create a volume of significant interest to sociologists and those working in the fields of anthropology, social policy, social work, peace, war and security studies, and international development.
Categories: Social Science

Women War and Violence

Women  War  and Violence

Feminist analyses of war, militarism, security, andinternationalrelations have
expanded greatly since theescalation of ... on feminist scholarship about the
gendering of war by investigating the militarization of noncombatant women
living in a ...

Author: R. Chandler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230111974

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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Inspired by a conference held at Northeastern University on the topic of Women, War, and Violence, editors Robin M. Chandler, Lihua Wang, and Linda K. Fuller bring together research and real-life stories from twenty-one international contributors who document gender involvement from victims to valiant in wartime and activism.
Categories: Political Science

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Many women participate in militarization as workers in the war (or defense)
industries producing equipment, weapons, and services. Prostitution and other
forms of sex work accompany the military wherever armed forces are, including ...

Author: Cheris Kramarae

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135963156

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 407

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
Categories: Reference

War and Public Health

War and Public Health

Bombs and missiles kill men and women indiscriminately , but other aspects of
war affect women and girls disproportionately . In this chapter , we will focus on
the consequences of war and militarism on the health of women and girls . War
has ...

Author: Barry S. Levy

Publisher: American Public Health Association

ISBN: 0875530230

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 494

Categories: History



Although they were not allowed to become soldiers, women defended their
families from external attacks, even if that meant jeopardizing their own lives. But
as in any society undergoing constant warfare, women were most directly
affected by ...

Author: Roberto J. González

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478007135

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 131

Militarization: A Reader offers a range of critical perspectives on the dynamics of militarization as a social, economic, political, cultural, and environmental phenomenon. It portrays militarism as the condition in which military values and frameworks come to dominate state structures and public culture both in foreign relations and in the domestic sphere. Featuring short, readable essays by anthropologists, historians, political scientists, cultural theorists, and media commentators, the Reader probes militarism's ideologies, including those that valorize warriors, armed conflict, and weaponry. Outlining contemporary militarization processes at work around the world, the Reader offers a wide-ranging examination of a phenomenon that touches the lives of billions of people. In collaboration with Catherine Besteman, Andrew Bickford, Catherine Lutz, Katherine T. McCaffrey, Austin Miller, David H. Price, David Vine
Categories: Social Science