Series Spotlight: War, Politics and Experience

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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.

About the Editor

Christine Sylvester is Professor of Political Science and of Women's Studies at the University of Connecticut, USA. She is also an affiliated professor in the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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War as Experience: Contributions from International Relations and Feminist Analysis

By Christine Sylvester

Experiencing War

Edited by Christine Sylvester

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Featured Titles...

  • Bodies, Power and Resistance in the Middle East

    Experiences of Subjectification in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, 1st Edition

    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
    War, Politics and Experience

  • Gender Politics and Security Discourse

    Personal-Political Imaginations and Feminism in 'Post-conflict' Serbia, 1st Edition

    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
    War, Politics and Experience

  • War and the Body

    Militarisation, Practice and Experience, 1st Edition

    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
    War, Politics and Experience

  • Masquerades of War

    1st Edition

    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
    War, Politics and Experience

  • Fictional International Relations

    Gender, Pain and Truth, 1st Edition

    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
    War, Politics and Experience

  • Women and Militant Wars

    The politics of injury, 1st Edition

    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
    War, Politics and Experience

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