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Revisiting gendered states, feminist imaginings of the state in international relations, edited by Swati Parashar, J. Ann Tickner, and Jacqui True

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Revisiting gendered states, feminist imaginings of the state in international relations, edited by Swati Parashar, J. Ann Tickner, and Jacqui True
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Revisiting gendered states
Nature of contents
bibliographydictionaries
Responsibility statement
edited by Swati Parashar, J. Ann Tickner, and Jacqui True
Series statement
Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations
Sub title
feminist imaginings of the state in international relations
Summary
State sovereignty and autonomy in the twenty-first century are both under challenge and continually reasserted in diverse ways through gender, sexuality, and race-making. This paradox makes it pertinent to revisit the idea of states as gendered political entities. Bringing together scholars from international relations and postcolonial and development studies, this volume collectively theorizes the modern state and its intricate relationship to security, identity politics, and gender. Drawing on postcolonial and critical feminist approaches, together with empirical case studies, contributors engage with the ontological foundations of the modern state and its capacity to adapt to the global and local contestations of its identity, histories, and purpose. They examine the various ways in which gender explains the construction and interplay of states in global politics today; and how states, be they neoliberal, postcolonial, or religious (or all three together), impact the everyday lives and security of their citizens. Such a rich array of feminist analyses of multiple kinds of states provides crucial insight into gender injustices in relatively stable states, but also into the political, economic, social, and cultural inequalities that produce violent conflicts threatening the sovereignty of some states and even leading to the creation of new states
Table Of Contents
Introduction : feminist imaginings of 21st century gendered states / Swati Parashar, J. Ann Tickner, and Jacqui True -- Rethinking the state in international relations : a personal reflection / J. Ann Tickner -- Bringing back gendered states : feminist second image theorizing of international relations / Jacqui True -- Manly states and feminist foreign policy : revisiting the liberal state as an agent of change / David Duriesmith -- Rescuing the state? : sovereignty, identity, and the gendered re-articulation of the state / Christine Agius -- Gendered state assemblages and temporary labor migration : the case of Sri Lanka / Samanthi J. Gunawardana -- Mother Russia in queer peril : the gender logic of the hypermasculine state / Cai Wilkinson -- A global South state's challenge to gendered global cultures of peacekeeping / Lesley J. Pruitt -- The gendered state and the emergence of a post-conflict, post-disaster semi-autonomous form of state (Aceh, Indonesia) / Katrina Lee-Koo -- The postcolonial/emotional state : mother India's response to her deviant Maoist children / Swati Parashar -- Violence and gender politics in forming the proto-state "Islamic state" / Katherine E. Brown -- Afterwards / Christine Sylvester
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