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Detraz, Nicole
International security and gender / Nicole Detraz
Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2012
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 3rd Floor  JZ5588 .D48 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Security, International -- Social aspects
National security -- Social aspects
Women and war
Feminism
Feminist theory
Physical Description vi, 255 p. ; 23 cm
Note Series statement from back cover
Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-240) and index
Summary The author "explores the broad terrain of security studies through a gender lens ... By examining issues of militarization, peacekeeping, terrorism, human and environmental security, the book considers how the gender-security nexus pushes us to ask different questions and broaden our sphere of analysis. Including gender in our analysis of security challenges the primacy of traditional security concepts and shifts the focus to be more inclusive ...Our society often expects men and women to play different roles, and this is no less true in the realm of security. This book demonstrates that security debates exhibit gendered understanding of key concepts and, while these gendered assumptions may benefit specific people, they are often detrimental to others, particularly in the key realm of policymaking."--par. 4 of back cover
Contents Understanding gender in security debates -- Gendered militarization and militarism -- Gender in peacekeeping and peacebuilding -- A gendered understanding of terrorism -- Human security and gender -- Gender, security, and environment -- Conclusion : the contributions of gender lenses to security
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Series Dimensions of security

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