The Morning After: Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War

The Morning After: Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War

by Cynthia Enloe
     
 


"Enloe contends that the U.S. military is masculine potency, writ large. But, what happens when the military begins to shrink? In pursuing this question, Enloe shows us the world through a feminist prism. Briskly paced and provocatively argued, The Morning After is fascinating reading."--Edwin Dorn, The Brookings Institution

"Feminist trailblazer Cynthia

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"Enloe contends that the U.S. military is masculine potency, writ large. But, what happens when the military begins to shrink? In pursuing this question, Enloe shows us the world through a feminist prism. Briskly paced and provocatively argued, The Morning After is fascinating reading."--Edwin Dorn, The Brookings Institution

"Feminist trailblazer Cynthia Enloe has done it again. Turning her ghostbusting intellect on the sexual politics of the post-Cold War New International Disorder, Enloe once again demonstrates her unique capacity to track the subtleties and mutations of the illicit relationship between masculinity and militarism. For an intellectual journey through the Free Trade Agreement, Steve Canyon, Tailhook, women fighter pilots or resurgent nationalism, no guide is more astute or witty than Cynthia Enloe."--Judith Stacey, University of California, Davis, author of Brave New Families

"Once again, Cynthia Enloe has broken new ground . . . . In this lively, undogmatic, and very readable book, Enloe examines the gendering of war in order to explain--and explore alternatives to--militarism and its costly effects."--V. Spike Peterson, editor, Gendered States: Feminist (Re) Visions of International Relations Theory

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520083356
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/10/1993
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.24(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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