1st Edition

Making Gender, Making War Violence, Military and Peacekeeping Practices

Edited By Annica Kronsell, Erika Svedberg Copyright 2012
    268 Pages
    by Routledge

    282 Pages
    by Routledge

    Making Gender, Making War is a unique interdisciplinary edited collection which explores the social construction of gender, war-making and peacekeeping. It highlights the institutions and processes involved in the making of gender in terms of both men and women, masculinity and femininity. The "war question for feminism" marks a thematic red thread throughout; it is a call to students and scholars of feminism to take seriously and engage with the task of analyzing war. Contributors analyze how war-making is intertwined with the making of gender in a diversity of empirical case studies, organized around four themes: gender, violence and militarism; how the making of gender is connected to a (re)making of the nation through military practices; UN SCR 1325 and gender mainstreaming in institutional practices; and gender subjectivities in the organization of violence, exploring the notion of violent women and non-violent men.

    Preface: Those Difficult War Questions in Feminism  Christine Sylvester.  Acknowledgments  1. Introduction: Making Gender, Making War  Annica Kronsell and Erika Svedberg  Theme 1: Conceptualizing Gender, Violence, Militarism  2. Gender Relations as Causal in Militarization and War: A Feminist Standpoint  Cynthia Cockburn  3. Men/Masculinities: War/Militarism – Searching (for) the Obvious Connections?  Jeff Hearn  Theme 2: Making Gender and (Re)making the Nation  4. What Does a Bath Towel Have to Do with Security Policy? Gender Trouble in the Swedish Armed Forces  Maud Eduards  5. Friendly War-Fighters and Invisible Women: Perceptions of Gender and Masculinities in the Norwegian Armed Forces on Missions Abroad  Torunn Laugen Haaland  6. The ‘Rotten Report’ and the Reproduction of Masculinity, Nation and Security in Turkey  Alp Biricik  7. Men Making Peace in the Name of Just War: The Case of Finland  Pirjo Jukarainen  Theme 3: Institutional Practices and Travelling Concepts  8. Analyzing UN & NATO Responses to Sexual Misconduct in Peacekeeping Operations  Laura Hebert  9. A Gendered Protection for the ‘Victims’ of War: Mainstreaming Gender in Refugee Protection  Jane Freedman  10. Experiences, Reflections, and Learning: Feminist Organizations, Security Discourse and SCR 1325  Laura McLeod  Theme 4: Gender Subjectivity in the Organization of Violence  11. Nordic Women and International Crisis Management: A Politics of Hope?  Elina Penttinen  12. Women in Militant Movements: (Un)comfortable Silences and Discursive Strategies  Swati Parashar  13. In the Business of (In)security? Mavericks, Mercenaries and Masculinities in the Private Security Company  Paul Higate  14. Re-Envisioning Masculinities in the Context of Conflict Transformation: The Gender Politics of Demilitarizing Northern Ireland Society  Fidelma Ashe  Conclusions  15. Is Feminism Being Co-opted by Militarism?  Annica Kronsell and Erika Svedberg 


    Annica Kronsell is Associate Professor of Political Science at Lund University, Sweden.

    Erika Svedberg is Assistant Professor in International Relations at Malmö University.