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Global Gender Issues in the New Millennium introduces students to the gendered divisions of world politics today and reveals the power of gender as a meta-lens that keeps gender, race, class, sexual, and national divisions in place, despite limited advances of some women and men on the world political stage. In this completely new edition, the authors apply intersectional analysis to global governance, militarization, global economic restructuring, and environmental degradation. The authors focus on an apparent contradiction-the higher level of attention to gender and women's human rights in a time of fierce militarization, economic inequality, and ecological crisis-and address how the power of gender can be deconstructed to rethink gendered identities, ideologies, structures, and policies. The book emphasizes how using gender to justify or mystify unjust global practices can co-opt hard-won attention to gender equality but also sees promise in struggles to re-radicalize feminist world political demands to improve the conditions of all people and the planet. It also examines the challenges of de-gendering world politics through renewed politics of representation and redistribution. Book jacket.
Anne Sisson Runyan is a professor in and former head of the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati.
Table of Contents
|Acknowledgments to the Third Edition||p. xi|
|Acknowledgments to the Second Edition||p. xv|
|Acknowledgments to the First Edition||p. xix|
|List of Acronyms||p. xxi|
|Introduction: Gender and Global Issues||p. 1|
|Gender and Global Crises||p. 2|
|Gender Gains: Re-Positionings of Women and Men in World Politics||p. 8|
|Global Crises: Re-Masculinizations of World Politics||p. 18|
|Gender and Intersectional Analysis in IR||p. 24|
|Mapping the Book||p. 28|
|Gendered Lenses on World Politics||p. 37|
|How Lenses Work and Why they Matter||p. 38|
|World Politics Lenses||p. 41|
|Politicizing Stereotypes, Dichotomies, and Ideologies||p. 47|
|Feminist Inquiry and Politicizing Gender||p. 59|
|Denaturalizing Gender||p. 60|
|The "Power of Gender" as a Meta-lens||p. 65|
|Intersectional Analysis and "Feminization as Devalorization"||p. 76|
|Feminist IR Lenses||p. 79|
|Global Gendered, Racialized, and Sexualized Divisions of Power, Violence, and Labor and Resources||p. 86|
|Gender and Global Governance||p. 103|
|Feminist Approaches to Politics||p. 106|
|Women Actors in Global Governance||p. 107|
|Barriers to Women's Participation in Global Governance||p. 114|
|Institutionalizing Global Gender Equality||p. 124|
|Neoliberal Governmentality and the New Global Politics of Gender Equality||p. 135|
|Women in Politics Versus Feminist Politics||p. 137|
|Gender and Global Security||p. 143|
|Feminist Approaches to Security||p. 145|
|Gendered Security||p. 148|
|Women, Militaries, and Political Violence||p. 152|
|Men, Militaries, and Gender Violence||p. 162|
|Gendered Peacekeeping and Peacemaking||p. 172|
|(De) Militarizing Feminism||p. 176|
|Disarming Security||p. 180|
|Gender and Global Political Economy||p. 183|
|Feminist Approaches to Global Political Economy||p. 185|
|Women and Development||p. 190|
|Women and Neoliberal Globalization||p. 192|
|Producing Consent and Crisis||p. 196|
|Gendering Today's Globalized Economy||p. 200|
|Gendered Politics of Consumption||p. 214|
|Gendered Resources||p. 215|
|Gendered Divisions of Resources||p. 217|
|Toward Resisting Neoliberalism||p. 226|
|Gendered Resistances||p. 231|
|Feminist Resistance Politics||p. 231|
|Toward De-Gendering World Politics||p. 245|
|Web Resources||p. 263|
|About the Authors||p. 283|
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