Gender in International Relations

Feminist Perspectives on Achieving Global Security

J. Ann Tickner

Columbia University Press

Gender in International Relations

Pub Date: November 1993

ISBN: 9780231075398

180 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $32.00£28.00

Gender in International Relations

Feminist Perspectives on Achieving Global Security

J. Ann Tickner

Columbia University Press

Gender in International Relations extends and applies a variety of contemporary feminist perspectives to the phenomenon of international relations.
Demonstrating how a feminist perspective changes and expands our view of the global system, Tickner explores the ways in which the world economy has differentially rewarded men and women and reexamines the gender implications of modern mankind's domination over nature.
Tickner's review of gender differences in political, military, economic, and ecological relations offers a new view of the insecurities faced by women and men in world politics. Her feminist reconceptualization of security recasts recent theoretical efforts in international relations to construct more adequate security arrangements, both comprehensive and common.
Tickner's stimulating challenge can be disputed, but it is too well considered and thoughtful to ignore. Gender in International Relations is likely to begin a productive debate involving international relations scholars, feminist thinkers, and others concerned about security in the most inclusive sense. Robert O. Keohane, Harvard University
Tickner's book provides ways to begin to frame discomfort with this narrowly gender-conceived and yet oddly self-satisfied field of [international relations]. It features the new and the bold and the uninvestigated. It provides alternative points of departure for theory and impresses us with the amount of work feminist scholars have already done to clear the brush. Of utmost value, it tells of the many ways the field...needs feminist thinking to get its knowledge and priorities straight. Christine Sylvester, American Political Science Review

About the Author

J. Ann Tickner is professor of international relations at the University of Southern California.