Forces for Good?: Military Masculinities and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan and Iraq (Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781349328178: Forces for Good?: Military Masculinities and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan and Iraq (Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies)

This book utilises the growing phenomenon of British soldier narratives from Iraq and Afghanistan to explore how British soldiers make sense of their role on these complex, multi-dimensional operations. It aims to intervene in the debates within critical feminist scholarship over whether soldiers can ever be agents of peace.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Claire Duncanson is a Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Her research and teaching is focused at the intersection of international security, international development and gender politics.

Review:

"As a whole, the book has four major strengths. First, its focus on agency adds balance to a debate that has been biased towards deterministic understandings of how gender affects war and international military interventions. Second, its attention

to complexity, highlighting the tensions and contradictions of gendered identities, adds to our knowledge of the variety of strategies through which masculinity is constructed, reasserted and transformed. Third, its reference to context and intersectionality is a reminder of the historicity of gender, thus strengthening our ability to avoid reified and essentialist visions of gendered social practice. Finally, the book explores, froma new angle, the British contribution to the interventions in Iraq and

Afghanistan, and, as such, it is innovative from an empirical perspective [...] A valuable and thoughtful contribution for understanding the way gender affects the social, cultural and organizational contexts of security." - International Peacekeeping

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

(No Available Copies)

Search Books:



Create a Want

If you know the book but cannot find it on AbeBooks, we can automatically search for it on your behalf as new inventory is added. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you!

Create a Want