Worlding Women: A Feminist International Politics

Authored by: Jan Pettman

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Economic Participation, National Security Forces and Armed Groups, Peacemaking, Political Transitions
Region: No Region
Year: 1996
Citation: Pettman, Jan Jindy. Worlding Women: A Feminist International Politics. London: Routledge, 1996.

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Executive Summary

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.