Bananas Beaches And Bases Making Feminist Sense Of International Politics

Author: Cynthia Enloe
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520279999
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In this brand new radical analysis of globalization, Cynthia Enloe examines recent events—Bangladeshi garment factory deaths, domestic workers in the Persian Gulf, Chinese global tourists, and the UN gender politics of guns—to reveal the crucial role of women in international politics today.

With all new and updated chapters, Enloe describes how many women's seemingly personal strategies—in their marriages, in their housework, in their coping with ideals of beauty—are, in reality, the stuff of global politics. Enloe offers a feminist gender analysis of the global politics of both masculinities and femininities, dismantles an apparently overwhelming world system, and reveals that system to be much more fragile and open to change than we think.

Bananas Beaches And Bases Making Feminist Sense Of International Politics

Author: Cynthia Enloe
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520069854
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This radical new analysis of international politics reveals the crucial role of women in implementing governmental foreign policies, be it Soviet Glasnost, Britain's dealings in the EEC, or the NATO alliance. Cynthia Enloe pulls back the curtain on the familiar scenes—governments restricting imported goods, bankers negotiating foreign loans, soldiers serving overseas—and shows that the real landscape is less exclusively male.

Bananas, Beaches and Bases shows how thousands of women tailor their marriages to fit the demands of state secrecy; how foreign policy would grind to a halt without secretaries to handle money transfers or arms shipments; and how women are working in hotels and factories around the world in order to service their governments' debts.

Enloe also challenges common assumptions about what constitutes "international politics." She explains, for example, how turning tacos and sushi into bland fast foods affects relations between affluent and developing countries, and why a multinational banana company needs the brothel outside its gates. And she argues that shopping at Benneton, wearing Levis, working as a nanny (or employing one) or planning a vacation are all examples of foreign policy in action.

Bananas, Beaches and Bases does not ignore our curiosity about arms dealers, the President's men or official secrets. But it shows why these conventional clues are not sufficient for understanding how the international political system works. In exposing policymakers' reliance on false notions of "feminity" and "masculinity," Enloe dismantles a seemingly overwhelming world system, exposing it to be much more fragile and open to change than we are usually led to believe.

Bananas Beaches And Bases Making Feminist Sense Of International Politics Updated Edition

Author: Cynthia Enloe
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520229126
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This radical analysis of globalization reveals the crucial role of women in international politics today. Cynthia Enloe pulls back the curtain on the familiar scenes—governments promoting tourism, companies moving their factories overseas, soldiers serving on foreign soil—and shows that the real landscape is not exclusively male. She describes how many women's seemingly personal strategies—in their marriages, in their housework, in their coping with ideals of beauty—are, in reality, the stuff of global politics. In exposing policymakers' reliance on false notions of "femininity" and "masculinity," Enloe dismantles an apparently overwhelming world system, revealing it to be much more fragile and open to change than we think.

Bananas Beaches And Bases Making Feminist Sense Of International Politics

Author: Cynthia Enloe
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520069846
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This radical new analysis of international politics reveals the crucial role of women in implementing governmental foreign policies, be it Soviet Glasnost, Britain's dealings in the EEC, or the NATO alliance. Cynthia Enloe pulls back the curtain on the familiar scenes—governments restricting imported goods, bankers negotiating foreign loans, soldiers serving overseas—and shows that the real landscape is less exclusively male.

Bananas, Beaches and Bases shows how thousands of women tailor their marriages to fit the demands of state secrecy; how foreign policy would grind to a halt without secretaries to handle money transfers or arms shipments; and how women are working in hotels and factories around the world in order to service their governments' debts.

Enloe also challenges common assumptions about what constitutes "international politics." She explains, for example, how turning tacos and sushi into bland fast foods affects relations between affluent and developing countries, and why a multinational banana company needs the brothel outside its gates. And she argues that shopping at Benneton, wearing Levis, working as a nanny (or employing one) or planning a vacation are all examples of foreign policy in action.

Bananas, Beaches and Bases does not ignore our curiosity about arms dealers, the President's men or official secrets. But it shows why these conventional clues are not sufficient for understanding how the international political system works. In exposing policymakers' reliance on false notions of "feminity" and "masculinity," Enloe dismantles a seemingly overwhelming world system, exposing it to be much more fragile and open to change than we are usually led to believe.

Bananas Beaches And Bases

Author: Cynthia Enloe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520957288
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In this brand new radical analysis of globalization, Cynthia Enloe examines recent events—Bangladeshi garment factory deaths, domestic workers in the Persian Gulf, Chinese global tourists, and the UN gender politics of guns—to reveal ...

Bananas Beaches And Bases

Author: Cynthia Enloe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520279999
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This book made my brain hurt, in the best way."—Sohaila Abdulali, author of Year of the Tiger "The third edition of Bananas, Beaches and Bases demonstrates beyond all doubt the enduring brilliance of Cynthia Enloe’s fastidious ...

Nimo S War Emma S War

Author: Cynthia H. Enloe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520260775
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To read this book is to ask: What are we doing to our children--all our children, combatants and civilians? How do women cope with post-war wounds and violence--agony, wreckage, displacement?

Globalization And Militarism

Author: Cynthia Enloe
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442265450
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Focusing her lens on the “big picture” of international politics and on the not-so-small picture of women’s and men’s complex everyday lives, Enloe challenges us to chart militarism in all its forms in this updated edition.

The Curious Feminist

Author: Cynthia Enloe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520938519
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In this collection of lively essays, Cynthia Enloe makes better sense of globalization and international politics by taking a deep and personal look into the daily realities in a range of women's lives.

Maneuvers

Author: Cynthia Enloe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 052092374X
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Maneuvers takes readers on a global tour of the sprawling process called "militarization.

Mothers Monsters Whores

Author: Laura Sjoberg
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1848137370
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This book is a major feminist re-evaluation of women's motivations and actions as perpetrators of political violence.

Gender And International Relations

Author: Jill Steans
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745670121
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The third edition of Jill Steans’ popular and highly respected text offers a comprehensive and up to date introduction to gender in international relations today.