Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-1-4422-6543-1 • Hardback • March 2016 • $115.00 • (£88.00)
978-1-4422-6544-8 • Paperback • March 2016 • $39.00 • (£30.00)
978-1-4422-6545-5 • eBook • March 2016 • $37.00 • (£28.00)
Preface to the New Edition
Chapter 1: Words to Investigate By
Chapter 2: “Feminist Curiosity” and Globalized Militarism
Chapter 3: Tracking the Militarized Global Sneaker
Chapter 4: How Does “National Security” Become Militarized?
Chapter 5: Paying Close Attention to Women Inside Militaries
Chapter 6: Wielding Masculinity inside Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo
Chapter 7: Demilitarizing Your Closet: Do You Wear “Camo”?
Chapter 8: The Globalized Lives of Japanese Women
Chapter 9: Conclusion: The Global, the Local, and the Personal
About the Author
Cynthia Enloe continues her quest to investigate the patriarchal dimensions of militarization and globalization. Using feminist curiosity she skillfully guides the reader in a series of insightful analyses that unravel the relations between globally militarized structures and the personal, even trivial, constructs of everyday lives. With brilliance and clarity, she shows how masculinities and femininities are tied to processes of militarization and demilitarization in diverse locations across the globe. This book is a must read for students and scholars seeking to understand how women's and men's lives shape global politics.
— Annica Kronsell, Lund University
Cynthia Enloe’s vibrant and inspiring prose takes us on a global journey of the everyday to uncover the gendered dynamics of militarization in all sorts of unexpected places—from the militarized politics of the sneaker to the wielding of masculinity in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo to the rise of camouflage as fashion to women peace activists mobilizing in Japan. Enloe uses her sharp feminist curiosity to remind us that we should always beware of the adjectives ‘natural’ or ‘trivial,’ for these often obscure how militarization works. As always, Enloe’s work is essential for anyone who wants to question the status quo in global politics and is a call to action for those who want to promote change for a more peaceful, just, and feminist world.
— Daniel Conway, University of Westminster, author of Masculinities, Militarisation and the End Conscription Campaign: War Resistance in Apartheid South Africa
Each chapter shows how a master teacher can open the thinking of her students. The author demonstrates how militarism also happens at the local and personal levels, as well as at the global level, and how everyone contributes to and shares in its impact. Highly recommended. (Previous Edition Praise)
— Choice Reviews
In sum, Enloe has done it again. Linking academia and activism through her commitment to progressive change, she writes for undergraduates, academics, and activists who appreciate both intellectual wonder and clarity of expression. (Previous Edition Praise)
— Laura K. Landolt, Virginia Wesleyan College; Globalizations
No man or woman who wants to make change or make sense of the world should be without Globalization and Militarism: Feminists Make the Link, a readable, revelatory, practical guide to demilitarizing and democratizing our minds and policies—before it's too late. (Previous Edition Praise)
— Gloria Steinem
Cynthia Enloe was the first to open the eyes of many of us to the role gender plays in international politics. She now focuses on the ways in which globalization and militarization feed off each other, demonstrating yet again that taking women’s lives seriously is one of the keys to reliable explanations of how the world works. (Previous Edition Praise)
— Ken Booth, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Cynthia Enloe turns her keen intelligence, clear prose, and feminist curiosity to the buzz words 'globalization' and 'militarization.'. Her insights into their relationship to each other are crucial for any student or citizen trying to make sense of today's world. (Previous Edition Praise)
— Carol Cohn, Boston Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights
In classic Enloe fashion, she reminds her readers of the varied and creative acts of resistance engaged in by women and men around the world, the 'simultaneous attention to the personal, the local, and the global' aimed at fostering a demilitarized world. (Previous Edition Praise)
— Sandra Whitworth, York University
4/17/22, ZNet: This book was referenced in an article about feminist resistance against war in Sweden.
Link: https://zcomm.org/znetarticle/feminist-resistance-against-war-in-sweden/Uses specific illustrations—including current Middle East wars and consumer fashions—to bring abstract ideas to lifeExplains feminist approaches in common-sense termsincludes up-to-date research resourcesoffers Internet linksMoves beyond the U.S. experience to explore a range of international cases, including the United States, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Sweden, and Great Britain
Focuses not just on wars, but on the broader processes of militarizationShows how globalization is dependent on gendered politicsExplores militarism in everyday lifePresents stories that endure beyond the headlinesFeatures local activists around the worldTakes women's lives seriouslyIncludes up-to-date research resourcesProvides relevant Internet linksNew featuresThoroughly updatedIncludes a new chapter defining the vocabulary of militarism and gender analysis and
sharpening tools for feminist investigations