A Feminist Voyage through International Relations (Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations)
By: J. Ann Tickner (author)Paperback
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J. Ann Tickner is ranked among the most influential scholars of international relations. As one of the founders of the field of feminist international relations, she is also among the most pioneering. In many ways her academic career has traced the development of the feminist subfield of IR, and it is no overstatement to say that the field today would look much different without her groundbreaking contributions. A Feminist Voyage through International Relations provides a compendium of Tickner's work as a feminist IR scholar, from the late 1980s through today. The book addresses the issue of methodology in feminist IR and the continuing challenge from traditional IR scholars that feminists don't perform legitimate scientific research. Tickner introduces and contextualizes her previous writings with new essays that trace her intellectual development as a feminist scholar. The chapters consider the introduction of women and gender into the conversation about IR, as well as feminist methodological interventions and conversations with the IR mainstream. The final section of the book includes some of Tickner's later writings on topics including race, imperialism, and religion.
She ends with thoughts on the present currents of feminist IR and its place within the wider discipline. Given the way that her career has mirrored the evolution of the subfield, Tickner's book provides a methodological and epistemological story of feminist interventions in IR and a thoughtful refection on where the field is headed in the future.
J. Ann Tickner is Professor Emerita in the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California, Distinguished Scholar in Residence at American University, and past President of the International Studies Association.
Introduction ; PART I: SEEING WOMEN AND GENDER IN THE DISCIPLINE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ; Chapter 1: Hans Morgenthau's Principles of Political Realism: A Feminist Reformulation, 1988 ; Chapter 2: Gendering Security Studies and Peace Studies, 1994 and 2004 ; Chapter 3: On the Fringes of the World Economy: A Feminist Perspective, 1991 ; Chapter 4: States and Markets: An Ecofeminist Perspective on International Political Economy, 1993 ; Chapter 5: The Gendered Frontiers of Globalization, 2004 ; PART II: METHODOLOGICAL ENGAGEMENTS ; Chapter 6: You Just Don't Understand: Troubled Engagements Between Feminists and IR Theorists, 1997 ; Chapter 7: What Is Your Research Program? Some Feminist Answers to IR's Methodological Questions, 2005 ; Chapter 8: Dealing with Difference: Problems and Possibilities for Dialogue in International Relations, 2011 ; PART III: EXPLORING SOME CONTEMPORARY THEMES AND NEW DIRECTIONS ; Chapter 9: Feminist Perspectives on 9/11, 2002 ; Chapter 10: On Taking Religious Worldviews Seriously, 2009 ; Chapter 11: Retelling IR's Foundational Stories: Some Feminist and Postcolonialist Perspectives, 2011 ; PART IV: CONCLUSIONS ; Chapter 12: You May Never Understand: Prospects for Feminist Futures in International Relations, June 2010 ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
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