Global Gender Issues (Dilemmas in World Politics)

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Using history, storytelling, visual imagery and other narrative techniques, this book aims to identify differences of power, violence, employment and resources between the sexes. Viewed through the "lens of gender", argue the authors, world politics take on a very different shape; beneath the surface of the inter-state power-mongering known as "international relations" are the women whose presence is still largely unacknowledged, whose "power", if they have any, is still largely informal. The book offers a comparison of the inequalities experienced by women wielding traditional international power as heads of state, with those suffered by women in positions of less visible state and non-state power, and with the billions of women whose contribution as mothers and workers accords them no formal political power at all. The authors then proceed to a radical argument: that these inequalities are linked to such world political issues as wars of secession, arms proliferation, global economic recession and environmental degradation.

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V. Spike Peterson is associate professor of political science, with courtesy affiliations in women's studies, comparative culture and literary studies, and international studies at the University of Arizona. Anne Sisson Runyan is director of women's studies and associate professor of political science at Wright State University. V. Spike Peterson is associate professor of political science, with courtesy affiliations in women's studies, comparative culture and literary studies, and international studies at the University of Arizona. Anne Sisson Runyan is director of women's studies and associate professor of political science at Wright State University.

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“Once again, this is the place to begin if you are organizing a course on gender and world politics.”
—Craig N. Murphy, Wellesley College
“This is exactly the book we all want to introduce students to feminist IR: it's global in its reach, it's down-to-earth in its style, it shows why ideas matter, and it offers students the most up-to-date scholarly findings. Spike Peterson and Anne Runyan are themselves the creators of this whole field, so who better to entice students into thinking new thoughts about this complex world?”
—Cynthia Enloe, Clark University, author of The Curious Feminist

Global Gender Issues in the New Millennium maps, summarizes and analyzes key insights of feminist work in a way that is thoughtful and challenging for both a general readership as well as for feminist scholarship. It raises important questions through a gender prism that allow us to reflect upon key global issues. ... This is an important and wide ranging contribution to the debates on international relations, international political economy and security studies.”
—Shirin M. Rai, University of Warwick

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