Everyday Security, Feminism, and the Continuum of Violence


Wibben, Annick T. R. 2020. "Everyday Security, Feminism, and the Continuum of Violence." Journal of Global Security Studies 5 (1): 115-21.

Author: Annick T. R. Wibben


This article returns to the original forum question “What is Global Security Studies?,” looking at it in relation to the theme of inclusion and exclusion to point out that security studies scholars exclude feminist scholarship on (everyday) security at their own peril. Showcasing the increasing body of feminist security studies scholarship, the article then highlights not only what scholarship might be included in a truly global security studies, but also the important insights (e.g., about the continuum of violence that spans peace- and wartime) that are missed without it. The article ends with a reflection on the need to also include a wider range of approaches as eminently valuable to global security studies.

Keywords: feminist security studies, everyday security, continuum of violence, gender, critical security studies

Topics: Feminisms, Security, Violence

Year: 2020

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