Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives / Edition 1

Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives / Edition 1

by Cynthia Enloe
     
 


"Enloe blends a sharp analytical eye with an attention to real people's lives. She examines the structural forces that militarize our lives, but does not overlook the role of the individual in either advancing or resisting militarization."—Jennifer Turpin, coeditor of The Women and War Reader

"One of the most impressive things about this book is its

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"Enloe blends a sharp analytical eye with an attention to real people's lives. She examines the structural forces that militarize our lives, but does not overlook the role of the individual in either advancing or resisting militarization."—Jennifer Turpin, coeditor of The Women and War Reader

"One of the most impressive things about this book is its breadth, and the way in which Enloe runs her thread through so many different issues, so many different women's stories and experiences."—Sandra Whitworth, author of Feminism and International Relations

"Cynthia Enloe here rethinks the global militarization of women's lives that she first confronted in her now-classic Does Khaki Become You? With her customary insight, sensitivity, and eloquence, Enloe helps us to see the connections among diverse groups of women in every corner of the world. If her unravelling of the process of militarization can make frightening reading, at the same time she holds out hope by showing that demilitarization, like its opposite, comes about through concrete acts and decisions."—Leila J. Rupp, author of Worlds of Women

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520220713
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
437
Sales rank:
504,492
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface, ix,
1 How Do They Militarize a Can of Soup?, I,
2 The Laundress, the Soldier, and the State, 35,
3 The Prostitute, the Colonel, and the Nationalist, 49,
4 When Soldiers Rape, 108,
5 If a Woman Is "Married to the Military," Who Is the Husband?, 153,
6 Nursing the Military: The Imperfect Management of Respectability, 198,
7 Filling the Ranks: Militarizing Women as Mothers,Soldiers, Feminists, and Fashion Designers, 235,
Conclusion: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions, 288,
Notes, 301,
Selected Bibliography, 379,
Index, 399,

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