Security Disarmed: Critical Perspectives on Gender, Race, and Militarization

Security Disarmed: Critical Perspectives on Gender, Race, and Militarization

by Barbara Sutton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813543606

ISBN-13: 9780813543604

Pub. Date: 08/13/2008

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

From the history of state terrorism in Latin America, to state- and group-perpetrated plunder and genocide in Africa, to war and armed conflicts in the Middle East, militarization—the heightened role of organized aggression in society—continues to painfully shape the lives of millions of people around the world.

In Security Disarmed, scholars, policy

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From the history of state terrorism in Latin America, to state- and group-perpetrated plunder and genocide in Africa, to war and armed conflicts in the Middle East, militarization—the heightened role of organized aggression in society—continues to painfully shape the lives of millions of people around the world.

In Security Disarmed, scholars, policy planners, and activists come together to think critically about the human cost of violence and viable alternatives to armed conflict. Arranged in four parts—alternative paradigms of security, cross-national militarization, militarism in the United States, and pedagogical and cultural concerns—the book critically challenges militarization and voices an alternative encompassing vision of human security by analyzing the relationships among gender, race, and militarization. This collection of essays evaluates and resists the worldwide crisis of militarization—including but going beyond American military engagements in the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813543604
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
08/13/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Beyond Militarization: Alternative Visions of Security

1 Rethinking Security, Confronting Inequality: An Introduction Barbara Sutton Sutton, Barbara Julie Novkoy Novkoy, Julie 3

2 Contesting Militarization: Global Perspectives Gwyn Kirk Kirk, Gwyn 30

3 Gender, Race, and Militarism: Toward a More Just Alternative Barbara Lee Lee, Barbara 56

4 Activist Statements: Visions and Strategies for a Just Peace International Congress of Women at the Hague Gender and Human Security Network Esperanza Peace and Justice Center 65

Pt. II Cross-National Militarization

5 Los Nuevas Desaparecidos y Muertos: Immigration, Militarization, Death, and Disappearance on Mexico's Borders Lynn Stephen Stephen, Lynn 79

6 Saving Iranian Women: Orientalist Feminism and the Axis of Evil Roksana Bahramitash Bahramitash, Roksana 101

7 On Women and "Indians": The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion in Militarized Fiji Teresia K. Teaiwa Teaiwa, Teresia K. 111

8 Plunder as Statecraft Militarism and Resistance in Neocolonial Africa Patricia McFadden McFadden, Patricia 136

9 Because Vieques Is Our Home: Defend It! Women Resisting Militarization in Vieques, Puerto Rico Katherine T. McCaffrey McCaffrey, Katherine T. 157

Pt. III Localizing Militarization in the United States

10 Manhood, Sexuality, and Nation in Post-9/11 United States Bonnie Mann Mann, Bonnie 179

11 The Citizen-Soldier as a Substitute Soldier: Militarism at the Intersection of Neoliberalism and Neoconservatism Leonard C. Feldman Feldman, Leonard C. 198

12 I Want You! The 3 R's: Reading, 'Riting, and Recruiting Karen Houppert Houppert, Karen 213

13 Living Room Terrorists CatherineLutz Lutz, Catherine 223

Pt. IV Demilitarization, Pedagogy, and Culture

14 Militarizing Women in Film: Toward a Cinematic Framing of War and Terror Janell Hobson Hobson, Janell 231

15 Army of None: Militarism, Positionality, and Film Cindy Sousa Sousa, Cindy Ron Smith Smith, Ron 244

16 Teaching about Gender, Race, and Militarization after 9/11: Nurturing Dissent, Compassion, and Hope in the Classroom Simona Sharoni Sharoni, Simona 259

Conclusion Sandra Morgen Morgen, Sandra 280

Notes on the Contributors 289

Index 293

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