Global Gender Issues

Global Gender Issues

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Overview

Global Gender Issues by V. Spike Peterson, Anne Sisson Runyan, Anne S. Runyan

Global Gender Issues connects the inequalities between and among women and men with the "world politics" of power, security, economics, and ecology. Through history, theoretical analysis, empirical data, visual imagery, and other narrative techniques, the authors alert us to gendered divisions of power, violence, labor, and resources. In doing so, they show how the position of women and the power of gender relate to such issues as global governance, militarization, ethnic nationalism, global economic restructuring, and environmental degradation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813313108
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/28/1993
Series: Dilemmas in World Politics Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author


V. Spike Peterson is associate professor of political science, with courtesy affiliations in women's studies, comparative culture and literary studies, and international studies at the University of Arizona. Anne Sisson Runyan is director of women's studies and associate professor of political science at Wright State University. V. Spike Peterson is associate professor of political science, with courtesy affiliations in women's studies, comparative culture and literary studies, and international studies at the University of Arizona. Anne Sisson Runyan is director of women's studies and associate professor of political science at Wright State University.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Illustrationsix
Acknowledgments to the Second Editionxi
Acknowledgments to the First Editionxv
List of Acronymsxvii
1Introduction: The Gender of World Politics1
How Lenses Work1
Why Global?3
Why Gender?5
Why Issues?13
The Immediacy and Import of Global Gender Issues14
Notes About This Text15
Mapping the Book17
Notes18
2Gender as a Lens on World Politics21
Denaturalizing Gender29
The Social Construction of Gender and Gender Hierarchy33
The Gendered Who, What, and How of World Politics48
Gendered Divisions of World Politics51
Conclusion61
Notes65
3Gendered Divisions of Power69
Women as State Actors70
How and Why Are These Women Rendered Invisible?78
Why So Few?83
How Do Women Get to the Top?94
What Are the Gender Consequences of Women in Power?95
What Makes Actors/Agents Powerful? Who Gets Attention? For What?97
Locating Power: Nationally and Internationally99
Conclusion105
Notes106
4Gendered Divisions of Violence, Labor, and Resources113
Violence: War and Security Issues115
Labor: Economic Issues130
Resources: Equity and Ecology Issues147
Conclusion155
Notes156
5The Politics of Resistance: Women as Nonstate, Antistate, and Transstate Actors163
Women's Movements165
Practical and Strategic Gender Interests177
Antiwar and Peace Movements179
Nationalist and Antinationalist Movements187
Economic Movements193
Ecology Movements201
Conclusion207
Notes207
6Ungendering World Politics213
Ungendering Power and Politics213
Ungendering Violence224
Ungendering Labor228
Ungendering Resources234
Conclusion236
Notes238
Discussion Questions241
Suggested Readings245
List Serves and Websites251
Glossary255
Index261

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