Gendering Global Conflict: Toward a Feminist Theory of War

Citation:

Sjoberg, Laura. 2013. Gendering Global Conflict: Toward a Feminist Theory of War. New York: Columbia University Press.

Author: Laura Sjoberg

Abstract:

Laura Sjoberg positions gender and gender subordination as key factors in the making and fighting of global conflict. Through the lens ofgender, she examines the meaning, causes, practices, and experiences of war, building a more inclusive approach to the analysis of violent conflict between states. Considering war at the international, state, substate, and individual levels, Sjoberg's feminist perspective gives a number of causal variables significant standing in war decision-making. These include structural gender inequality, cycles of gendered violence, state masculine posturing. (WorldCat)

Annotation:

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The (Genderless) Study of War in International Relations; 2. Gender Lenses Look at War(s); 3. Anarchy, Structure, Gender, and War(s); 4. Relations International and War(s); 5. Gender, States, and War(s); 6. People, Choices, and War(s); 7. Gendered Strategy; 8. Gendered Tactics; 9. Living Gendered War(s); Conclusion: (A) Feminist Theory/ies of War(s); Notes; Index

Topics: Armed Conflict, Feminisms, Gender, Women

Year: 2013

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