In Worlding Women Jan Jindy Pettman asks 'Where are the women in international relations'? She develops a broad picture of women in colonial and post-colonial relations; racialized, ethnic and national identity conflicts; in wars, liberation movements and peace movements; and in the international political economy.
Bringing contemporary feminist theory together with women's experiences of the `international', Pettman shows how mainstream international relations is based on certain constructions of masculinity and femininity. Her ground-breaking analysis has implications for feminist politics as well as for the study of international relations.
Table of Contents
Summary of Contents:
Part 1: The Gendered Politics of Identities
4 chapters discuss women, gender and the state, colonisation, racism, nationalisms, and postmigratory/postcolonial identities
Part 2: The Gendered Politics of Peace and War
3 chapters discuss men, masculinities and war; women, peace and war
Part 3: The International Sexual Division of Labour
'Pettman's book is an comprehensive, insightful, humane survey of the field that should be IR; there is no better place to start as a student.'
Chilla Bulbeck, University of Adelaide