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Gender matters in global politics : a feminist introduction to international relations

Author: Laura J Shepherd
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Gender Matters in Global Politics is a comprehensive textbook for advanced undergraduates studying feminism & international relations, gender and global politics and similar courses. It provides students with an accessible but in-depth account of the most significant theories, methodologies, debates and issues. This textbook is written by an international line-up of established and emerging scholars from a range of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2013050051
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura J Shepherd
ISBN: 1134752520 9781134752522 9781315879819 1315879816
OCLC Number: 885470147
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 492 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part 1: Theory/Practice; 1. Feminist International Relations: making sense ... --
2. Ontologies, epistemologies, methodologies --
3. Sex or gender? Bodies in global politics and why gender matters --
4. Postcolonial theories and challenges to 'first world-ism' --
Part 2: Ethics and Subjectivity; 5. Ethics --
6. Environmental politics and ecology --
7. Body politics: gender, sexuality and human rights --
8. Trafficking in human beings --
Part 3: Violence and Security; 9. War --
10. Militarism --
11. Terrorism and political violence --
12. The 'war on terrorism' --
13. Genocide and mass violence --
14. Sexual violence in war --
Part 4: Political Economy --
15. International/global political economy --
16. Production, employment and consumption --
17. Land, water and food --
18. Development institutions and neoliberal globalisation --
Part 5: International Institutions --
19. Mainstreaming gender in international institutions --
20. International criminal law --
21. Peacekeeping --
22. Peacebuilding --
Part 6: Identities, Orders, Borders; 23. Migration --
24. Religion --
25. Nationalism --
26. Citizenship, nationality and gender --
27. Transnational activism --
Part 7: Information, Communication, Technology; 28. Art, aesthetics and emotionality --
29. Popular culture and the politics of the visual --
30. Sex, gender, and cyberspace --
31. New social media and global resistance --
Afterword.
Responsibility: edited by Laura J. Shepherd.

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"Gender Matters in Global Politics is a comprehensive textbook for advanced undergraduates studying feminism & international relations, gender and global politics and similar courses. It provides students with an accessible but in-depth account of the most significant theories, methodologies, debates and issues. This textbook is written by an international line-up of established and emerging scholars from a range of theoretical perspectives, providing students with provocative and cutting-edge insights into the study and practices of (how) gender matters in global politics. Key features and benefits of the book: Introduces students to the wide variety of feminist and gender theory and explains the relevance to contemporary global politics Explains the insights of feminist theory for a range of other disciplines including international relations, international political economy and security studies Addresses a large number of key contemporary issues such as human rights, trafficking, rape as a tool of war, peacekeeping and state-building, terrorism and environmental politics Features extensive pedagogy to facilitate learning seminar exercises, text boxes, photographs, suggestions for further reading, web resources and a glossary of key termsNew chapters on Environmental politics and ecology; War; Terrorism and political violence; Land, food and water; International legal institutions; Peacebuilding institutions and postconflict reconstruction; Citizenship; Art, aesthetics and emotionality; and New social media and global resistance In this innovative and groundbreaking textbook gender is represented as a noun, a verb and a logic, allowing both students and lecturers to develop a sophisticated understanding of the crucial role that gender plays in the theories, policies and practices of global politics."--

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