Worlding Women

A Feminist International Politics
  • Citation: Pettman, Jan Jindy. Worlding women: A feminist international politics. Routledge, 2005.
    • Topics:
    • IR Theories
    • Keywords:
    • gendered politics of peace and war
    • international sexual division of labor
    • gendered politics of identities

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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