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Masculinities, Gender and International Relations

By Terrell Carver and Laura Lyddon

Published

Sep 6, 2022

Page count

262 pages

ISBN

978-1529212297

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Sep 6, 2022

Page count

262 pages

ISBN

978-1529212280

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Sep 6, 2022

Page count

262 pages

ISBN

978-1529212303

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Masculinities, Gender and International Relations

Gender is widely recognized as an important and useful lens for the study of International Relations (IR). However, there are few books that specifically investigate masculinity/ies in relation to world politics.

Taking a feminist-inspired understanding of gender as its starting point, the book:

• explains that gender is both an asymmetrical binary and a hierarchy;

• shows how masculinization works via ‘nested hierarchies’ of domination and subordination;

• explores the imbrication of masculinities with the nation-state and great power politics;

• develops an understanding of the arms trade with commercial processes of militarisation.

Written in an accessible style, and suggestions for further reading, this book is an invaluable resource for students and teachers applying ‘the gender lens’ to global politics.

Terrell Carver is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Bristol.

Laura Lyddon is a Research Development Associate at the University of Bristol.

Chapter 1: Wasn’t It Always Just About Men Anyway?

Chapter 2: Sovereign States, Warring States, Queer States

Chapter 3: Arms and the Men

Chapter 4: Gender at Work! ‘Get Pissed and Buy Guns’

Chapter 5: Looking Back/Pushing Ahead