The Politics of Gender: A Survey offers information and analysis of this multidisciplinary topic from a variety of perspectives, giving a thorough overview. This unbiased survey is of interest to students, academics, business people and general researchers.
Essay chapters written by experts in the field of gender research, assembled by the editor, focus on a thought provoking selection of issues. The essays include contributions on Hobbes’s critique of patriarchy, Romani women in Eastern and Central Europe, gender and genocide, gender and climate change, gender and international relations and masculinity in Hollywood movies.
An A-Z glossary provides reference of terms, issues, theories, personalities, organizations etc. in the field of the politics of gender. Cross referenced for ease of use, entries include abortion, ethnic cleansing, the International Bill of Rights, liberal feminism, post-modernism, reproductive health, ecofeminism, equal access, sex tourism and women in development.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Politics of Gender Yoke-Lian Lee Not a Woman Hater: Hobbes's Critique of Patriarchy Glen Newey Politics of Difference and Activism at Intersections: Romani Women in Eastern and Central Europe Lena J. Kruckenberg Class, Violence and Masculinity in Hollywood Movies: A Neo-Marxian Meta-narrative Vassilis K. Fouskas The Gender Politics of International Relations Jill Steans Plus ça (Climate) Change, Plus ça la Même (Masculinist) Chose: Gender Politics and the Discourses of Climate Change Sherilyn MacGregor The Politics of Gender: The Case of the Female Trafficked Migrant Sharron A. FitzGerald Feminist Imperialism: Travel Writing and Journalism Past and Present Corinne Fowler Gender and/as Genocide Tawia Ansah Mainstreaming Gender into the African Union Peace and Security Agenda Tim Murithi Sovereignty, Subjectivity and Human rights: A Gender Sketch Yoke-Lian Lee A - Z Glossary Bibliography
Dr Yoke-Lian Lee’s research focus is on poststructuralist feminist reading of sovereignty and subjectivity, with specific interest in international and human rights law and the discursive practice of law in the construction of gendered subjectivities in world politics. She teaches at the University of Keele and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies.