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Globalization and Militarism: Feminists Make the Link

Social science


by
Cynthia Enloe

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 200 pages

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Written by one of the world’s leading feminist scholars, this masterful and provocative book considers the ways women’s desires to be patriotic yet feminine and men’s fears of being feminized explain how militarism is being globalized_and thus what it will take to roll back militarization anywhere. Through explorations of how governments think so narrowly about ‘national security,’ of how postwar reconstruction efforts have marginalized women, of how ideas about feminization were used to humiliate male prisoners in Abu Ghraib, and of why ‘camo’ has become a fashion statement, Cynthia Enloe unravels militarism’s both blatant and subtle workings. Focusing her lens on the ‘big picture’ of international politics and on the small picture of women’s and men’s complex everyday lives, Enloe challenges us to recognize militarism in all its forms.

Written by one of the world’s leading feminist scholars, this masterful and provocative book considers the ways women’s desires to be patriotic yet feminine and men’s fears of being feminized explain how militarism is being globalized_and thus what it will take to roll back militarization anywhere. Through explorations of how governments think so narrowly about ‘national security,’ of how postwar reconstruction efforts have marginalized women, of how ideas about… (more)

Written by one of the world’s leading feminist scholars, this masterful and provocative book considers the ways women’s desires to be patriotic yet feminine and men’s fears of being feminized explain how militarism is being globalized_and thus what it will take to roll back militarization anywhere. Through explorations of how governments think so narrowly about ‘national security,’ of how postwar reconstruction efforts have marginalized women, of how ideas about feminization were used to humiliate male prisoners in Abu Ghraib, and of why ‘camo’ has become a fashion statement, Cynthia Enloe unravels militarism’s both blatant and subtle workings. Focusing her lens on the ‘big picture’ of international politics and on the small picture of women’s and men’s complex everyday lives, Enloe challenges us to recognize militarism in all its forms.

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