Gender Ideologies and Military Labor Markets in the U.S.

By Saskia Stachowitsch

© 2011 – Routledge

152 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2011-09-05
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About the Book

Gender Ideologies and Military Labor Markets in the U.S. offers a comprehensive analysis of the relationship between changes in military gender ideologies and structural changes in U.S. military and society.

By investigating how social and military change have influenced gender ideologies, the author develops an approach that (re-)connects military gender ideologies to the social conditions of their production and distribution and explains their transformation as effects of changing social and political relations and conflicts. Examining the role of different groups of social actors, media debates on women’s military participation and gender ideologies inherent in depictions of military women, the author seeks to contextualise these ideologies are within structural change in the U.S. military and society, relating them to the gender-specific division of labour on civilian and military labor markets.

This work provides a deeper understanding of the nexus between military re-structuring processes, women’s military integration, and changes of gender ideologies in regard to war and the military, and will be of great interest to students and scholars of gender, security studies and American politics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Theoretical Framework 3. Society, War and Gender: Historical and Contemporary Interrelations 4. Analysis 5. Conclusions

About the Author

Saskia Stachowitsch is a lecturer in the Department of Politics, University of Vienna, Austria

About the Series

Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

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Subjects covered include the role of administrations and institutions, the media, think tanks, ideologues and intellectuals, elites, transnational corporations, public opinion, and pressure groups in shaping foreign policy, US relations with individual nations, with global regions and global institutions and America’s evolving strategic and military policies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General