Feminist Conversations on Peace

Edited by Sarah Smith and Keina Yoshida

Published

Jul 26, 2022

Page count

198 pages

ISBN

978-1529222050

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 26, 2022

Page count

198 pages

ISBN

978-1529222074

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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What is feminist peace? How can we advocate for peace from patriarchy? What do women, globally, advocate for when they use the term 'peace'? This edited collection brings together conversations across borders and boundaries to explore plural, intersectional and interdisciplinary concepts of feminist peace.

The book includes contributions from a geographically diverse range of scholars, judges, practitioners and activists, and the chapters cut across themes of movement building and resistance and explore the limits of institutionalized peacebuilding. The chapters deal with a range of issues, such as environmental degradation, militarization, online violence and arms spending.

Offering a resource to advance theoretical development and to advocate for policy change, this book transcends traditional approaches to the study of peace and security and embraces diverse voices and perspectives which are absent in both academic and policy spaces.

"In a world increasingly shaped by violence, these thoughtful deliberations on feminist peace – and what its conceptualizations entail in practice – are valuable for both researchers and practitioners.” Soumita Basu, South Asian University

“Feminist peace is an ambitious but promising concept. In this innovative volume, diverse feminist practitioners and scholars share their visions for feminist peace and how to achieve them every day in the face of myriad global and local challenges. The volume will be an inspiring text in any course focused on peace and security issues and the study of feminist theory and practice.” Jacqui True, Monash University

“This book interrogates power. The Global North preached peace and sold arms, after Apartheid’s patriarchal and capitalist war.” Pregs Govender, Former Human Rights Commissioner, MP, Trade Union Educator and Teacher

Sarah Smith is Centre Manager at the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security.

Keina Yoshida is Research Officer at the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security and a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, London.

1 Introduction: Conversations on Feminist Peace

Sarah Smith and Keina Yoshida

Part I Beyond Boundaries

2 Feminist Peace Interrupted: A Critical Conversation on Conflict, Violence, and Accountability Mahdis Azarmandi, Nour Abu-Assab and Sara Shroff

3 ‘Peace’ Across Spaces: Discussing Feminist (and) Decolonial Visions of Peace

Elena B. Stavrevska, Sofia Zaragocin Carvajal and Nita Luci

4 Unfinished Activism: Genealogies of Women’s Movements and the Re-Imagining of Feminist Peace and Resistance

Itziar Mujika Chao and Linda Gusia

Part II Movement Building for Feminist Peace

5 Feminist Peace for Digital Movement Building in Kenya and Ethiopia: Reflections, Lessons, Hopes and Dreams

Sheena Gimase Magenya and Tigist Shewarega Hussen

6 No Peace Without Security: Shoring the Gains of the #MeToo Movement

Giti Chandra, Cynthia Enloe and Irma Erlingsdottir

7 Feminists Visioning Genuine Security and a Culture of Peace: International Women’s Network Against Militarism

Kozue Akibayashi, Corazon Valdez Fabros, Gwyn Kirk, Lisa Linda Natividad and Margo Okazawa-Rey

Part III Institutional Peacebuilding and Feminist Peace

8 Building and Conceptualising Feminist Peace: Feminist Strategies and Approaches

Helen Kezie-Nwoha, Nela Porobić Isaković, Madeleine Rees and Sarah Smith

9 Perils of Peacebuilding: Gender-Blindness, Climate Change and Ceasefire Capitalism in Colombia and Myanmar

Henri Myrttinen and Diana López Castañeda

10 Women, Weapons and Disarmament

Louise Arimatsu, Rasha Obaid and Anna De Courcy Wheeler

Part IV Feminist Peace in the Academy

11 International Law as a Vehicle for Peace: Feminist Engagements

Hilary Charlesworth, Christine Chinkin and Shelley Wright

12 Why Aren’t We Talking to Each Other? Thinking Gender, Conflict and Disaster as a Continuum

Punam Yadav and Maureen Fordham

13 Teaching Feminist Peace Through Encounters With Female Violence

Gina Heathcote, Elisabeth Koduthore and Sheri Labenski