Morning After

Morning After

by Cynthia Enloe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520083369

ISBN-13: 9780520083363

Pub. Date: 10/10/1993

Publisher: University of California Press


Cynthia Enloe's riveting new book looks at the end of the Cold War and places women at the center of international politics. Focusing on the relationship between the politics of sexuality and the politics of militarism, Enloe charts the changing definitions of gender roles, sexuality, and militarism at the end of the twentieth century.

In the gray dawn of this

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Cynthia Enloe's riveting new book looks at the end of the Cold War and places women at the center of international politics. Focusing on the relationship between the politics of sexuality and the politics of militarism, Enloe charts the changing definitions of gender roles, sexuality, and militarism at the end of the twentieth century.

In the gray dawn of this new era, Enloe finds that the politics of sexuality have already shifted irrevocably. Women glimpse the possibilities of democratization and demilitarization within what is still a largely patriarchal world. New opportunities for greater freedom are seen in emerging social movements—gays fighting for their place in the American military, Filipina servants rallying for their rights in Saudi Arabia, Danish women organizing against the European Community's Maastricht treaty. Enloe also documents the ongoing assaults against women as newly emerging nationalist movements serve to reestablish the privileges of masculinity.

The voices of real women are heard in this book. They reach across cultures, showing the interconnections between military networks, jobs, domestic life, and international politics. The Morning After will spark new ways of thinking about the complexities of the post-Cold War period, and it will bring contemporary sexual politics into the clear light of day as no other book has done.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520083363
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/10/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction1
1Are UN Peacekeepers Real Men? And Other Post-Cold War Puzzles10
2Turning Artillery into Ambulances: Some Feminist Caveats38
3Beyond Steve Canyon and Rambo: Histories of Militarized Masculinity71
4Bananas Militarized and Demilitarized102
5It Takes More Than Two: The Prostitute, the Soldier, the State, and the Entrepreneur142
6The Gendered Gulf: A Diary161
7The Politics of Constructing the American Woman Soldier201
8Feminism, Nationalism, and Militarism after the Cold War228
9Conclusion: When Is Postwar Postpatriarchy?252
Notes263
Select Bibliography301
Index319

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