: Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics [Updated Edition] (): Cynthia Enloe: Books. : Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics (): Cynthia Enloe: Books. Cynthia Enloe revisits these major questions by rewriting probably the most classic feminist IR book first published in Bananas, Beaches.

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Because these persuaders are not curious about beacnes paying close attention to women’s complex experiences could contribute to an understanding of international politics, many women, especially those whose energies are already stretched to the limit, may be understandably wary of spending precious time reading about fighting in Syria or decisions made in Brussels.

Alliances had to be forged, then tended and reforged. Women should learn about capitalist globalization, beachew the Middle East’s Beches Spring, or the workings of the United Nations, or climate change because each has an impact on them.

A second rationale for not taking seriously the ideas and actions of these contemporary globalized women’s advocacy groups-ideas and actions that should be thoughtfully weighed, not automatically accepted-is that the arenas of politics that these feminist activists do expose are presumably merely domestic or private, as opposed to, for instance, the allegedly “significant” public arenas of military security or government debt.

One’s feminist-informed digging is fueled by a desire to reveal the ideas, relationships, and policies those usually unequal gendered workings rely upon. To do a gender investigation fueled by a feminist curiosity requires asking not only about the bajanas of masculinity and femininity but also about how those meanings determine where women are and what they think about being there.

Power operates across borders. Contents Where Are the Women? Basess contest determines what is considered mere “women’s work” and thus unfit for any manly man. Where are the women?

Overlooked by all but feminist historians have been the lesser-known British and American women antislavery activists, women who created mass movements in the early and mids. One has to dig deeper, even when the digging makes one uneasy. Behind this justification is the notion that challenging entrenched masculinized privileges and practices in today’s international affairs is hopeless, therefore naive, therefore not worthy of serious attention.


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In the Arms Trade Treaty process, observers were not allowed to vote. Each tends to be fluid and not to depend on paid staffs or brick-and-mortar headquarters. Most important, many of these analyses of international affairs leave one with the impression that “home” has little to do with international politics. Other editions – View all Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Account Options Sign in.

Then there will be still further chapters in the gendered ATT story: Gender and Geography in a Global Context. To do this, however, requires remapping the boundaries of the “international” and the “political”: Bananas, Beaches and Bases broke IR out of its straightjacket high politics of hot and cold wars already in Despite the emergence of feminist historians, it is easy to portray the transatlantic antislavery movement of the early and mids as an all-male movement.

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International relationships fostered by these governments and their allies use our labor and our imaginations, but it seems beyond our reach to alter them. Thus this book is only a beginning. Cynthia Enloe is an international feminist treasure, and Bananas, Beaches, and Bases her signature work. Among the most loosely organized, social-media-energized, recent transnational women’s movements have been Girl Rising, Slut Walks, Femen, and Vagina Monologues, with its accompanying V Day.

We finally meet Sumi Abedin who managed to escape the fire in a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh in and Shaheena who did bbananas have as much luck and died in another factory collapse in Rana Plaza, Bangladesh in Most of us, understandably, would prefer to think that the appeal of a company’s marketing logo is cultural, not political.

Scrubbing the Globalized Tub: The suffrage movement, despite its contradictions and shortcomings, cyjthia one of the world’s most radically democratizing movements. Governments’ capacities to wound people, to destroy environments and dreams, are constantly expanding through their uses of science and bureaucracy. Such an enlightening book.


Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. I can appreciate the point of view but the book did quite of a bit of reaching to make points. It is not always easy to see those attempts and, thus, to resist them.

University of California Press- Political Science – pages. Most of the bananaw activists who pushed for the Arms Trade Treaty focused their attention on anr figures, import figures, patterns of armed conflict, and gun-exporting governments’ and their weapons manufacturers’ complicity in enabling those damaging armed conflicts. The flaw at the core of these mainstream, seemingly “sophisticated” commentaries is how much they take for granted, how much they treat as inevitable, and enloee how much about the workings of power they fail to question-that is, how many beacyes of power, and how many wieldings and wielders of power, they miss.

Globalization and the Nation-State Robert J. It draws on the theoretical and organizational work of women in Britain in the s, Algeria in the s, the Philippines in enooe s, Chile in the s, and Egypt in the beginning of the twenty-first century.

And that curiosity will have to fuel energetic detective work, careful digging into the complex experiences and ideas of domestic workers, hotel chambermaids, women’s rights activists, women diplomats, women married to diplomats, women who are the mistresses of male elites, women sewing-machine operators, women who have become sex workers, women soldiers, women forced to become refugees, and women working on agribusiness plantations.

If anyone is the master of mega-trend analysis on Japan, it is Yoichi Funabashi, former editor-in-chief of the Ebaches Shinbun and now chairman […].

He is also reinforcing one of the crucial bulwarks of today’s militarized international political relations: Most of the conclusions here are tentative.