Rethinking the Man Question: Sex, Gender and Violence in International Relations

Rethinking the Man Question: Sex, Gender and Violence in International Relations
Editors: Jane L. Parpart and Marysia Zalewski
Subjects: International Relations, Gender Studies
Condition: Good
Publisher: Zed Books
Published: 2008
Paperback, 234 pages
How come there is such vigorous resistance to women's equality in spite of decades of progressive social changes? These essays expose the desperate grip of masculinist logics and effects on both the field of international relations and also on life itself and its meanings around the globe today. Yet there are new possibilities for effectively loosening the grip of gender on current social institutions and practices. These essays point readers toward them.'
Sandra Harding, UCLA

 'This impressive collection deftly extends the feminist inquiry into International Relations by interrogating men and masculinity. Scholars and students are able to both see men as gendered actors, as well as understand the gender of institutions and organizations. Taken alongside analyses of women, this collection will reframe the field - integrating masculinity, but ever mindful of power differences.'

Michael Kimmel, SUNY Stony Brook, editor Men and Masculinities

The reality of international relations and its academic study are still almost entirely constituted by men. Rethinking the Man Question is a crucial investigation and reinvigoration of debates about gender and international relations.

Following on from the seminal The Man Question in International Relations this book looks at the increasingly violent and 'toxic' nature of world politics post 9/11. Contributors including Raewyn Connell, Kimberley Hutchings, Cynthia Enloe, Kevin Dunn and Sandra Whitworth consider the diverse theoretical and practical implications of masculinity for international relations in the modern world. Covering theoretical issues including masculine theories of war, masculinity and the military, cyborg soldiers, post-traumatic stress disorder and white male privilege.

The book also focuses on the ways in which masculinity configures world events from conscientious objection in South Africa to 'porno-nationalism' in India, from myths and heroes in Kosovo to the makings of Zimbabwe.This essential work will define the field for many years to come.

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  • Brand: Zed Books
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Tags: Cristina Masters, Cyborgs, Cynthia Enloe, Daniel Conway, Dibyesh Anand, Feminism, India, Jamie Munn, Jane L. Parpart, Kevin Dunn, Kimberley Hutchings, Kosovo, Marysia Zalewski, Masculinity, Middle East, Military, Northern Ireland, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, Raewyn Connell, Sandra Whitworth, South Africa, Terrell Carver, War, Zimbabwe