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The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Security

Edited by: Caron E. Gentry , Laura J. Shepherd , Laura Sjoberg

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138696211
eBook ISBN: 9781315525099
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315525099
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Book description

This handbook provides a comprehensive look at the study of gender and security in global politics.

The volume is based on the core argument that gender is conceptually necessary to thinking about central questions of security; analytically important for thinking about cause and effect in security; and politically important for considering possibilities of making the world better in the future. Contributions to the volume look at various aspects of studying gender and security through diverse lenses that engage diverse feminisms, with diverse policy concerns, and working with diverse theoretical contributions from scholars of security more broadly. It is grouped into four thematic sections:

  • Gendered approaches to security (including theoretical, conceptual, and methodological approaches);
  • Gendered insecurities in global politics (including the ways insecurity in global politics is distributed and read on the basis of gender);
  • Gendered practices of security (including how policy practice and theory work together, or do not);
  • Gendered security institutions (across a wide variety of spaces and places in global politics).

This handbook will be of great interest to students of gender studies, security studies and IR in general.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Violence Against Women/Violence in the World Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Gender, Structural Violence, and Peace Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Gender, Race, and the Insecurity of ‘Security’ Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Feminist Narrative approaches to Security Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Gender, Feminism, and War Theorizing Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Men, Masculinity, and Global Insecurity Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Gendered and Sexualized Figurations of Security Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Do Queer Visions Trouble Human Security? Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Feminist Violence and the In/Securing of Women and Feminism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Exploring Gendered Security Dynamics through Fieldwork and Ethnography Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Gender and War Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Gender and Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Gender and Everyday Violence Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Gendered Militarism Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Gendered Political Economy of Insecurity Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Gender and Genocide Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Migration and Gendered Insecurities in Global Politics Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Gender, Violence, and Technology Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Wartime Sexual Violence Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Role of Gender in Mobilizing and Countering Fundamentalist Violent Extremist Organizations Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Embodied In/Security as Care Needs Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Gender Agency and Violence Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Memory, Trauma, and Gendered Insecurity Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Gendered Myth of Protection Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Sex, Sexuality, Reproduction, and International Security Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Gender, Popular Culture, and (In)Security Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Gender and the Un’s Women, Peace and Security Agenda Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Peace Processes and Women’s Inclusion Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Gender and Peacekeeping Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Gender and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Gender and Security Sector Reform Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Gender in International Security Organizations Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Gender and State Militaries Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Gender in Paramilitary Organizations Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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