Worlding Women: A Feminist International Politics

  • Citation: Pettman, Jan Jindy. Worlding Women: A Feminist International Politics. London: Routledge, 1996.
    • Topics:
    • Human Rights
    • Keywords:
    • international relations
    • feminist perspective
    • contemporary feminist theory
    • masculinity
    • femininity

In Worlding Women, Jan Jindy Pettman asks ‘Where are the women in international relations’? She develops a broad picture of women in colonial and post-colonial relations; racialized, ethnic and national identity conflicts; in wars, liberation movements and peace movements; and in the international political economy. Bringing contemporary feminist theory together with women’s experiences of the `international’, Pettman shows how mainstream international relations is based on certain constructions of masculinity and femininity. Her ground-breaking analysis has implications for feminist politics as well as for the study of international relations

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