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The alliance that developed the reasoning for “gender-based violence” as an assessment criterion was feminist-led and transnational. If international commentators do find masculinity interesting, it is typically when they try to make sense of “great men”-Napoleon Bonaparte, Abraham Lincoln, Mao Zedong, Nelson Mandela-not when they seek to understand the actions of male factory owners, male midlevel beacches, male banana workers, or male tourists.

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Please try again later. Combining contemporary political insight and historical sensitivity, Bananas, Beaches and Bases revealed the gendered workings of high politics, without which the entire machinery of war, diplomacy and governance would have long since collapsed.

They purport to explain how it works, but they offer knowledge that makes one feel as though it is more rewarding to concentrate on problems closer to home.

The deceptively provocative question at its Where Are the Women? The book features chapters on tourism, colonialism, nationalism, women and military basesdiplomatic spouses, Carmen Miranda and banana plantations, female textile workers, international bankers, migrant domestic workers and the International Monetary Fund.

In each country there would be multiple bases for support and for rejection of the treaty. One has to dig deeper, even when the digging makes one uneasy. Today, likewise, every effort by immigrant domestic workers to unionize-and every attempt by women garment and electronics workers to go out on strike, every move by women banana workers to be heard inside a male-led labor union, every campaign by an “out” lesbian to gain elective office, every demand by women married to soldiers and diplomats to pursue their own careers-not only has the potential to upset the gendered norms and roles on which the current global system has come to rely but also exposes where power operates to sustain the gendered status quo, as well as who benefits from that current gendered status quo.


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Challenging orthodox views is not an easy matter and the contributors have done significant thinking and undertaken research to present new perspectives on Anzac. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? In the Arms Trade Treaty process, observers were not allowed to vote. Enloe commits this fallacy because she views today’s market system as a form of neo-mercantilism.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Among its many questionable consequences, the absorption of the idea that we live in a dangerous world serves to reinforce the primacy of particular forms of masculinity while subordinating most women and femininity itself.

Simultaneously, a host of more explicitly organized transnational feminist groups and networks challenge the conventional workings of international politics today. Men living in a dangerous world are commonly imagined to be the natural protectors. Third, these feminist transnational groups’ analyses and actions can be ignored-their reports never cited, their staff members never invited to speak as experts, their leaders or activists never turned to for interviews-on the questionable grounds that their veaches are lost causes.

The truth is when it geaches to these kind of dichotomized debates, the answers are usually a bit more nuanced. When are they stymied?

And they demonstrated how those guns when not even fired could infuse relationships between women and men with fear and intimidation.

Charting each of these ratifying debates, country by country, will shine a light on the genderings of the international political economies of rifles, pistols, and grenade launchers.

In a later chapter, Enloe turns to the international garment industry, noting again how industry keeps women’s work cheap by drawing on based ideas about labor.

Think about the power dynamics of marriage. Diplomatic and Undiplomatic Wives 6. Greenwood “This abnanas is a rare gem. Ships from and sold by Amazon. This exploration can be uncomfortable. Different priorities and understandings had to be aired and reconciled.


Money had to be raised. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. The politics of marriage can become even more intensely international as a result of enlor pressures from outside: If the explanations of how the EU and Middle East politics work do not already include any concepts of femininity, masculinity, or patriarchy, they are unlikely to do so after more women start listening to the recognized gender-incurious international experts.

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Globalization and the Nation-State Robert J. As a result, this seemingly beavhes world system may begin to look more fragile and open to radical change than we have been led to imagine. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Challenging that trade would drastically alter the international politics of the time. When the common women-need-to-learn-more-about-foreign-affairs approach is articulated by gender-incurious activists women or menwomen are usually portrayed as the objects, even victims, of the international political system.

Enloe Limited preview – Nonetheless, acknowledging the severely restricted agency exercised by women pushed to the margins is not to deny that some international actors wield a lot more influence and garner far more rewards than do others. Who reaps rewards when women’s experiences of these international affairs are treated as if they were inconsequential, mere “human interest” stories? Feminist attentiveness to all sorts of women is not derived from hero worship.