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By Christine Sylvester

Christine Sylvester examines the heritage of feminists' efforts to incorporate gender kinfolk within the learn of diplomacy. Tracing the author's personal "journey" throughout the topic, in addition to the paintings of the opposite prime feminist students, the e-book examines theories, tools, humans and destinations that have been ignored through traditional scholarship. will probably be of curiosity to students and scholars of diplomacy, Women's and Gender reviews, and Postcolonial reports.

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We both stand here and fight until one of us dies or gets hurt” (Elshtain, 1987:15). Jean then fights, and has fun doing so. ” approach to her professional work (Elshtain, 1997:vii) from a mother who often showed “determination to make war, to fight when fighting seemed necessary”(p. 320). That 19 Feminist international relations: introduction fighting spirit wins out early in Elshtain’s Bildungsroman and later through her influential writings and prestigious posts at Vanderbilt University and the University of Chicago.

But there are also differences. Elshtain hails from a town of 185 souls, whereas Enloe was born a New Yorker a few years earlier. Elshtain attended humble Colorado State University, while Enloe went to posh Connecticut College (then for women only). Each hopped coasts for graduate training – Elshtain went east to Brandeis and Enloe journeyed west to Berkeley. s, which means the material they imbibed in their training, and the sage words they heard from podiums, were mostly by men about men and the world men supposedly created.

Good soldiers sacrifice for country and good mothers sacrifice for their children, both feeling guilty about whether they have done their duties well enough. Men under fire plead with god, as do women in labor; but then both remember those respective experiences in nostalgic and sentimental ways. On it goes until we are asked to recognize a common condition of exclusion that underscores both the differences and the similarities between mothers and soliders: “[w]omen are excluded from war talk; men, from baby talk” (p.

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