Much has been written on how masculinity shapes international relations, but little feminist scholarship has focused on how international relations shape masculinity. Charlotte Hooper draws from feminist theory to provide an account of the relationship between masculinity and power. She explores how the theory and practice of international relations produces and sustains masculine identities and masculine rivalries.
This volume asserts that international politics shapes multiple masculinities rather than one static masculinity, positing an interplay between a "hegemonic masculinity" (associated with elite, western male power) and other subordinated, feminized masculinities (typically associated with poor men, nonwestern men, men of color, and/or gay men). Employing feminist analyses to confront gender-biased stereotyping in various fields of international political theoryincluding academic scholarship, journals, and popular literature like The EconomistHooper reconstructs the nexus of international relations and gender politics during this age of globalization.
|Publisher:||Columbia University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Charlotte Hooper won the British International Studies Association best dissertation prize in 1998. She now teaches gender and international relations at the University of Bristol.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Part I. Theorizing Masculinities
1. The Construction of Gender Identity
2. Masculinities and Masculinism
Part II. Masculinities, IR, and Gender Politics
3. Masculinities in International Relations
4. The Economist's Masculine Credentials
5. The Economist, Globalization, and Masculinities
6. The Economist/IR Intertext
Conclusion: IR and the (Re)Making of Hegemonic Masculinity
Reference List and Bibliography