Revisiting Gendered States: Feminist Imaginings of the State in International Relations

ISBN : 9780190644048

Swati Parashar; J. Ann Tickner; Jacqui True; V. Spike Peterson
256 ページ
156 x 235 mm

Two decades ago, V. Spike Peterson published a book titled Gendered States in which she asked, what difference does gender make in international relations and the construction of the sovereign state system? This book aims to connect the earlier debates of Peterson's book with the gendered state today, one that exists within a globalized and increasingly securitized world. Including scholars from International Relations, Postcolonial Studies, and Development Studies, this volume examines the various ways in which gender explains the construction and interplay of modern states in international relations and global politics.


-V. Spike Peterson
About the Contributors
1. Introduction: Feminist Imaginings of 21st Century Gendered States
-Swati Parashar, J. Ann Tickner, and Jacqui True
2. Rethinking the State in International Relations: A Personal Reflection
-J. Ann Tickner
3. Bringing Back Gendered States: Feminist Second Image Theorizing of International Relations
-Jacqui True
4. Manly States and Feminist Foreign Policy: Revisiting the Liberal State as an Agent of Change
-David Duriesmith
5. Rescuing the State? Sovereignty, Identity, and the Gendered Re-articulation of the State
-Christine Agius
6. Gendered State Assemblages and Temporary Labor Migration: The Case of Sri Lanka
-Samanthi J. Gunawardana
7. Mother Russia in Queer Peril: The Gender Logic of the Hypermasculine State
-Cai Wilkinson
8. A Global South State's Challenge to Gendered Global Cultures of Peacekeeping
-Lesley J. Pruitt
9. The Gendered State and the Emergence of a Post-conflict, Post-disaster Semi-autonomous Form of State (Aceh, Indonesia)
-Katrina Lee-Koo
10. The Postcolonial/Emotional State: Mother India's Response to Her Deviant Maoist Children
-Swati Parashar
11. Violence and Gender Politics in Forming the Proto-State Islamic State
-Katherine E. Brown
-Christine Sylvester


Swati Parashar is Associate Professor in Peace and Development Research at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi in 2016. Her research engages with the intersections between feminism, security and postcolonialism, focused on conflict and development issues in South Asia. She is the author of Women and Militant Wars: The Politics of Injury (Routledge: London, 2014) and of several books chapters and articles in journals such as Postcolonial Studies, Security Dialogue, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, International Studies Review and International Studies Perspective.; J. Ann Tickner is Professor Emerita in the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California, and Distinguished Scholar in Residence in the School of International Service at American University. She is also Professor of Politics and International Relations at Monash University. Her principle areas of research include international theory, peace and security, and feminist approaches to international relations. Her publications include Gendering World Politics: Issues and Approaches in the Post-Cold War World and A Feminist Voyage Through International Relations.; Jacqui True is Professor of Politics & International Relations, and Director of Monash University's Centre for Gender, Peace and Security. She is also an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and a Global Fellow at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo. Her current research is focused on understanding the political economy of post-conflict violence against women and the patterns of systemic sexual and gender-based violence in Asia Pacific conflict-affected countries. Her recent publications include The Political Economy of Violence Against Women and edited with Aida Hozic, Scandalous Economics: The Politics of Gender and Financial Crises.