The Curious Feminist: Searching for Women in a New Age of Empire PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Cynthia Enloe

The Curious Feminist: Searching for Women in a New Age of Empire

University of California Press
Publication date: November 2004
ISBN: 9780520938519
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""The book is a sensitive gendered analysis of interlocking developments from globalized economic markets to war and post-conflict dynamics. While Enloe's book brings out the complexities of women's positions in a very immediate way as they play out in large scale platforms of power, survival, politics, and profit, she also convincingly shows the links between and importance of women's everyday lives.""⿿Carolyn Nordstrom, author of Shadows of War: Violence, War, and International Profiteering in the Twenty-First Century ""With an unwavering gender optic Cynthia Enloe examines a number of themes and issues bearing on what a feminist curiosity can show you in international relations and political studies. Throughout this collection of essays, Enloe both articulates and exemplifies her philosophy that knowledge comes out of ordinary people's experiences, and that it's important to pay attention to what the marginal and silent can tell us.""⿿Cynthia Cockburn, author of The Space Between Us: Negotiating Gender and National Identities in Conflict ""Enloe's knack of laying out simply the tangled webs of connection that link the poor and the rich, the marginal and the privileged, masculine enterprise and female exploitation, is unsurpassed. This is feminist scholarship at its very, very best: fresh, lively, uncompromising and tremendously readable.""⿿Philippa Levine, author of Prostitution, Race and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire ""Brilliant, funny, and energizing, these essays take us on a whirlwind and solidarity-building tour of the world of women today. En route, Enloe reveals the intellectual and political benefits of being relentlessly curious, open-minded, and humble. The confidence of the powerful and the naturalness of a world with men in charge will not seem the same after reading this book.⿝⿿Catherine Lutz, author of Homefront: A Military City and the American 20th Century ""At the heart of this book is a challenge to patriarchal systems that privilege masculinity and marginalize critical feminist voices. Enloe encourages all of us to consider not just what we study, but how we study the world in this new age of empire and to pay attention to not just the powerful, but to 'the bottom rungs'.""⿿Steven Lamy, Director, School of International Relations, University of Southern California
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