War and Gender: How Gender Shapes the War System and Vice Versa / Edition 1

War and Gender: How Gender Shapes the War System and Vice Versa / Edition 1

by Joshua S. Goldstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521001803

ISBN-13: 9780521001809

Pub. Date: 11/01/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Gender roles are nowhere more prominent than in war, yet our understanding of the relationship between gender and war is confused. Joshua Goldstein analyzes the near-total exclusion of women from combat forces, through history and across cultures. He concludes that killing in war does not come naturally for either gender, and that gender norms often mold men, women

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Overview

Gender roles are nowhere more prominent than in war, yet our understanding of the relationship between gender and war is confused. Joshua Goldstein analyzes the near-total exclusion of women from combat forces, through history and across cultures. He concludes that killing in war does not come naturally for either gender, and that gender norms often mold men, women, and children to the needs of the war system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521001809
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
540
Sales rank:
1,157,581
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

1. A puzzle: the cross-cultural consistency of gender roles in war; 2. Women warriors: the historical record of female combatants; 3. Bodies: the biology of individual gender; 4. Groups: bonding, hierarchy, and social identity; 5. Heroes: the making of militarised masculinity; 6. Conquests: sex, rape, and exploitation in wartime; 7. Reflections: the mutuality of gender and war.

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