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War and Gender: How Gender Shapes the War System and Vice Versa

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Gender roles are nowhere more prominent than in war. Yet contentious debates, and the scattering of scholarship across academic disciplines, have obscured understanding of how gender affects war and vice versa. In this authoritative and lively review of our state of knowledge, Joshua Goldstein assesses the possible explanations for the near-total exclusion of women from combat forces, through history and cross cultures. topics covered include the history of women who did fight and fought well, the complex role of testosterone in men's social behaviors, and the construction of masculinity and femininity in the shadow of war. Goldstein concludes that killing in war does not come naturally for either gender, and that gender norms often shape men, women, and children to the needs of the war system. Illustrated with photographs, drawings, and graphics, and drawing from scholarship spanning six academic disciplines, War and Gender translates and synthesizes our latest understanding of gender roles in war. Joshua Goldstein Professor of International Relations at the American University. He is the author of Three Way Street (University of Chicago Press, 1990), a best-selling textbook, International Relations 4/e (addison Wesley, 2001), and many articles on international relations. The National Science Foundation has funded some of his recent research. In addition, he is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation grant, and awards from the International Studies Association and the American Jewish Congress. He has appeared frequently in national and international print and broadcast media.

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Goldstein explains the exclusion of women from combat across history and cultures.

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Gender roles are nowhere more prominent than in war, yet our understanding of how gender affects war and vice versa is confused. In this definitive and lively book, Joshua Goldstein seeks to explain the near-total exclusion of women from combat forces, through history and across cultures. He concludes that killing in war does not come naturally for either gender, and that gender norms often shape men, women, and children to the needs of the war system. This unique study is illustrated throughout with photographs, drawings, and graphics.

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Gender roles are nowhere more prominent than in war, yet our understanding of the relationship between gender and war is confused. Joshua Goldstein analyzes the near-total exclusion of women from combat forces, through history and across cultures. He concludes that killing in war does not come naturally for either gender, and that gender norms often mold men, women, and children to the needs of the war system.

Synopsis:

Goldstein explains the exclusion of women from combat across history and cultures.

Table of Contents

1. A puzzle: the cross-cultural consistency of gender roles in war; 2. Women warriors: the historical record of female combatants; 3. Bodies: the biology of individual gender; 4. Groups: bonding, hierarchy, and social identity; 5. Heroes: the making of militarized masculinity; 6. Conquests: sex, rape, and exploitation in wartime; 7. Reflections: the mutuality of gender and war.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521807166
Author:
Goldstein, Joshua S.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
War
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
International Security
Subject:
Women and war
Subject:
Women and war -- History.
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
1734-6
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 line diagrams 20 half-tones 19 gra
Pages:
540
Dimensions:
9.25x6.35x1.50 in. 2.18 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Goldstein explains the exclusion of women from combat across history and cultures.
"Synopsis" by , Gender roles are nowhere more prominent than in war, yet our understanding of how gender affects war and vice versa is confused. In this definitive and lively book, Joshua Goldstein seeks to explain the near-total exclusion of women from combat forces, through history and across cultures. He concludes that killing in war does not come naturally for either gender, and that gender norms often shape men, women, and children to the needs of the war system. This unique study is illustrated throughout with photographs, drawings, and graphics.
"Synopsis" by , Gender roles are nowhere more prominent than in war, yet our understanding of the relationship between gender and war is confused. Joshua Goldstein analyzes the near-total exclusion of women from combat forces, through history and across cultures. He concludes that killing in war does not come naturally for either gender, and that gender norms often mold men, women, and children to the needs of the war system.
"Synopsis" by , Goldstein explains the exclusion of women from combat across history and cultures.
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