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War and Gender: How Gender Shapes the War System and Vice Versa

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Titel: War and Gender: How Gender Shapes the War System and Vice Versa
Autor/en: Joshua S. Goldstein

ISBN: 0521807166
EAN: 9780521807166
New.
Sprache: Englisch.
CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR

September 2001 - gebunden - 540 Seiten

An accessible insight into gender roles in relationship to war. Illus. throughout.
1. A puzzle: the cross-cultural consistency of gender roles in war; 2. Women warriors: the historical record of female combatants; 3. Bodies: the biology of individual gender; 4. Groups: bonding, hierarchy, and social identity; 5. Heroes: the making of militarised masculinity; 6. Conquests: sex, rape, and exploitation in wartime; 7. Reflections: the mutuality of gender and war.
Joshua Goldstein is Professor of International Relations at the American University, Washington DC. He is the author of several research works and textbooks, and has specialised in research into the management of regional conflicts.
'War and Gender is a fascinating book about an important issue. I thoroughly recommend it to everyone who has an interest in why we humans behave the way we do.' Jane Goodall, Primatologist, The Jane Goodall Institute 'I've been citing some of the findings in this book since the moment I read it in typescript. A must-read for anyone interested in gender and militarism.' Jane Mansbridge, Harvard University 'What a marvelous book! Readers will be captured by Goldstein's clear, trenchant writing style, remarkable interdisciplinary breadth, and the wealth of fascinating new details and ideas on every page. Some of his conclusions will undoubtedly be controversial. So much the better. This is definitely a 'must read' book.' Eleanor Maccoby, Stanford University 'Joshua Goldstein's book redefines what we think of both 'war' and 'gender'. It is simply the most disturbing account of the link between sex and violence yet written. Finally, we have a truly multi-disciplinary study of the subject. Distressing, and convincing.' Joanna Bourke, University of London '... he has produced a remarkable compendium of information and analysis that moves toward a vital, ongoing cultural discussion.' Publishers Weekly ' ... this ambitious work brings together much of the current understanding of history, biology, psychology, and anthropology, as it relates to war and gender.' National Journal 'War and Gender provides a consistently intelligent and fascinating discussion of a vitally important and usually ignored topic ... I learned a great deal from War and Gender, as will anyone else who reads it. this is a book that deserves a wide audience.' Acta Politica '... this book is a decisive contribution to the history of war and the military.' The Independent '... it is the amount of evidence from so many different fields of science and research that make this volume unique.' Inger Skjelsbaek, International Peace Research Institute, Oslo '... thoughtful and wide-ranging study.' History 'War and Gender provides a consistently intelligent and fascinating discussion of a vitally important and usually ignored topic ... I learned a great deal from War and Gender, as will anyone else who reads it. this is a book that deserves a wide audience.' Acta Politica '... he combines empirical evidence across a broad range of disciplines in testing a clearly defined set of hypotheses ... this book does groundbreaking work in 'sending some cherished myths down in flames' (to use the author's own words). The implications for feminist theory and the gender analysis of conflicts and the public policy environments are undeniable and revolutionary ... Goldstein proves that a central threat links many disciplines and that the potential for change based on complete understanding often lies at the intersections ... War and Gender is a milestone and a challenge for feminism and militarism alike. A worthy read if you have a sincere interest in the topic, and a handy reference work for any scholar across a range of disciplines.' Politeia 'War and Gender is a going to be an important book, one to be read thoughtfully.' War in History
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