Gendering War and International Security

J. Ann Tickner

October 4, 2010

UMass Boston

Theories and policy practices associated with war and international security have, for the most part, been a masculine domain. Women have stereotypically been associated with peace, and Women’s Studies as an academic discipline has tended to stay away from these issues. Ann Tickner offers some explanations as to why this is the case, and suggests some ways in which feminists in the discipline of International Relations have begun to bridge this divide, offering us some new ways to understand war and international security and their gendered practices.

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