Gender, Violence, and Security: Discourse as Practice

Citation:

Shepherd, Laura. 2008. Gender, Violence, and Security: Discourse as Practice. New York: Zed Books.

Author: Laura Shepherd

Abstract:

In this highly original poststructural feminist critique, the author maps the discursive terrains of institutions, both NGOs and the UN, which formulate and implement resolutions and guides of practice that affect gender issues in the context of international policy practices. Drawing together theoretical work on discourses of gender violence and international security, sexualized violence in war, gender and peace processes, and the domestic-international dichotomy with her own rigorous empirical investigation, the author develops a compelling discourse-theoretical analysis that promises to have far-reaching impact in both academic and policy environments.

Topics: Feminisms, Gender, International Organizations, NGOs, Peace Processes, Security, Human Security, Sexual Violence, Violence

Year: 2008

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