War, Politics and Experience

Edited by Christine Sylvester

This series will publish interdisciplinary, single-authored and edited volumes that address the experiences of war and the everyday politics of war-making that shape and are shaped by those experiences. These works will push boundaries of knowledge and disciplinarity by offering new, theoretically sophisticated, and empirically rich approaches to understanding the experiential politics of war in the post-World War II period.

  • Bodies, Power and Resistance in the Middle East

    Experiences of Subjectification in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

    By Caitlin Ryan

    The book examines how exercises of power and processes of security exercised in the Occupied Palestinian Territories have formed Palestinian women as subjects. To understand how women experience occupation, this book examines the various ways in which the occupation is directed at making…

    Hardback – 2015-08-25
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  • Gender Politics and Security Discourse

    Personal-Political Imaginations and Feminism in 'Post-conflict' Serbia

    By Laura McLeod

    This book investigates competing modes of thought about gender security and aims to understand the policy implications of personal-political imaginations. The work draws upon extensive research conducted by the author in Serbia to develop a comprehensive picture of how feminist and women’s…

    Hardback – 2015-07-27
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  • War and the Body

    Militarisation, Practice and Experience

    Edited by Kevin McSorley

    This edited volume places the body at the centre of critical thinking about war and its consequences. War is fundamentally embodied. The reality of war is not just politics by any other means but politics incarnate, politics written on and experienced through the thinking, feeling bodies of men and…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
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  • Masquerades of War

    Edited by Christine Sylvester

    This collection explores the concepts and practices of masquerade as they apply to concepts and practices of war. The contributors insist that masquerades are everyday aspects of the politics, praxis, and experiences of war, while also discovering that finding masquerades and tracing how they work…

    Hardback – 2015-05-28
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  • Fictional International Relations

    Gender, Pain and Truth

    By Sungju Park-Kang

    This book proposes the idea of fictional International Relations (IR) and engages with feminist IR by contextualising the case of a woman spy in Korea in the Cold War. Fictional imagination and feminist IR encourage one to go beyond conventional or standard ways of thinking; it reshapes…

    Hardback – 2014-04-22
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  • Women and Militant Wars

    The politics of injury

    By Swati Parashar

    This book explores women’s militant activities in insurgent wars and seeks to understand what women ‘do’ in wars. In International Relations, inter-state conflict, anti-state armed insurgency and armed militancy are essentially seen as wars where collective violence (against civilians and security…

    Hardback – 2014-02-18
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  • The Political Psychology of War Rape

    Studies from Bosnia and Herzegovina

    By Inger Skjelsbæk

    This book provides a conceptual framework for understanding war rape and its impact, through empirical examination of the case of Bosnia. Providing a contextual understanding of sexual violence in war, and situating Bosnian war rape in relation to subsequent conflicts, the book offers a…

    Paperback – 2013-10-07
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  • Joy and International Relations

    A New Methodology

    By Elina Penttinen

    This book aims to develop new methodology for the study of international relations (IR) based on joy, informed by current thinking about posthumanism, feminist theory and positive psychology. It examines how the mechanistic-deterministic worldview derived from the Newtonian model has influenced the…

    Hardback – 2013-03-11
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  • The Politics of Protest and US Foreign Policy

    Performative Construction of the War on Terror

    By Cami Rowe

    This book offers a study of post-9/11 anti-war organizations in the United States and their role in domestic foreign policy debates. The moment of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been much cited in political and cultural scholarship and much attention has been paid to the promotion of "War on…

    Hardback – 2013-02-11
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  • War as Experience

    Contributions from International Relations and Feminist Analysis

    By Christine Sylvester

    This book is a major new contribution to our understanding of war and international relations (IR). Divided into two sections, the first part surveys the state of war and war studies in international relations, security studies and in feminist international relations. The second part…

    Paperback – 2012-09-13
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  • Gender, Agency and War

    The Maternalized Body in US Foreign Policy

    By Tina Managhan

    This book traces practices of militarization and resistance that have emerged under the sign of motherhood in US Foreign Policy. Gender, Agency and War examines this discourse against the background of three key moments of American foreign policy formation: the anti-nuclear movement of the 1980s,…

    Hardback – 2012-01-27
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  • Experiencing War

    Edited by Christine Sylvester

    This edited collection explores aspects of contemporary war that affect average people –physically, emotionally, and ethically through activities ranging from combat to television viewing. The aim of this work is to supplement the usual emphasis on strategic and national issues of war in the…

    Paperback – 2010-10-13
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