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The Curious Feminist

Searching for Women in a New Age of Empire

by Cynthia Enloe

  • 52 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women"s studies,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Sex role,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Women and the military,
  • Feminism & Feminist Theory,
  • Social Science / Sociology / General,
  • Anthropology - General,
  • Feminism,
  • Women and war

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages367
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7711929M
    ISBN 100520242351
    ISBN 109780520242357

    The Cigarette Notes Index show more Review quote "With The Curious Feminist book unwavering gender optic Cynthia Enloe examines a number of themes and issues bearing on what a feminist curiosity can show you in international relations and political studies. Not real human ones, but a variety of mitigating forces like paid-for housework and childcare, a spousal balance of chore-doing, and respect for the hard work that "housewifery" is. Whether that happens, however, isn't just up to Hollywood: it's up to us, too. Female domestic workers continue to have the responsibility of providing for family abroad while facing increasingly strict immigration laws and restrictions from the International Monetary Fund. Refreshingly, this book was written extremely clearly - so clearly that I, with no background in political science, international studies or feminism, could understand it without effort. Wars Are Never "Over There" 7.

    Enloe has also listed Diane Singerman, Purnima Mankekar, and Cathy Lutz as people who have inspired and influenced her work. The book added fuel to the second wave of feminism, which had started in the early 60s. Describing her wartime suburban girlhood and her years at Berkeley, she maps the everyday obstacles placed on the path to feminist consciousness and suggests how those obstacles can be identified and overcome. Gracious and witty, Adichie argues that gender should not be a script for raising boys or girls.

    The topics ranged from sex to menstruation, birth, rape, female genital mutilation, and more. Yes, another Moran title on this list. Solnit has had those too, and she offers insight on how to handle these situations in her collection of essays. Her mother went to Mills College and married Cynthia's father upon graduation. The matter of international relations and masculinity is addressed, and with that, the concern of masculinity of peacemaking efforts in relation to security.


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The Curious Feminist by Cynthia Enloe Download PDF Ebook

Not real human ones, but a variety of mitigating forces like paid-for housework and childcare, a spousal balance of chore-doing, and respect for the hard work that "housewifery" is. Conversation about the politics of masculinity is quickly dismissed by delegates, suggesting the fear of having their masculinity — and therefore reputation in the world of international relations — examined.

The Curious Feminist : Searching for Women in a New Age of Empire

It just doesn't. International politics have worked against feminist movements because of the long lasting influences of colonialism.

She proposes a distinctively feminist curiosity that begins with taking women seriously, especially during this era of unprecedented American influence. Enloe encourages all of us to consider not just what we study, The Curious Feminist book how we study the world in this new age of empire and to pay attention to not just the powerful, The Curious Feminist book to 'the bottom rungs'.

Through Bananas, Beaches and Bases the public is able to better understand the dynamics of sexual politics.

On two occasions around that time, I objected to the behavior of a man, only to be told that the incidents hadn't happened at all as I said, that I was subjective, delusional, overwrought, dishonest — in a nutshell, female. Poehler lights a fire under her readers to dream big, peppers the journey with a healthy dose of irony and self-deprecation.

Of the book, Gloria Steinem wrote, "The Beauty Myth is a smart, angry, insightful book, and a clarion call to freedom. This book not only addresses women's roles in economic markets, world conflicts, and power politics, but also shows Enloe's particular interest in linking these themes to women's everyday lives.

Enloe also turns the beam of her inquiry inward. Enloe explores the workings of masculinity inside organizations as diverse as the American military, a Serbian militia, the UN, and Oxfam.

Important writings[ edit ] The Curious Feminist[ edit ] Enloe pays particular attention to the effect of globalization on women's labor and wage ratios. Want to be inspired by Poehler's killer attitude? French author and existentialist Simone de Beauvoir wrote it in 14 months and published it in two volumes.

Afghani women living in rural communities were caught in war and were in danger of bombings or exile.

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Enloe warns the issues of letting masculinity and men override all aspects of international relations. The story of how this firing came to be conjures many questions about gender and leadership. Enloe displays the links between women of different cultures during the s.

She has said that she wanted to come up with a phrase that she felt could be The Curious Feminist book in both English and Japanese as her lecture was being translated for those who attended.

It is an essential option for women — not just ones in dramatic, terrible, body-and-soul-destroying situations, but all women — and thus benefits society as a whole. Paying close attention to Iraqi women's organizing efforts under military occupation exposes the false global promises made by officials.

A thesis even more powerfully developed here than in Enloe's earlier writings is the title of the book—how policymakers maneuver to make strategic choices. In this particular book, Cynthia Enloe solely focuses on capturing the impact of war and revolution on women during the Iraq War.

The confidence of the powerful and the naturalness of a world with men in charge will not seem the same after reading this book. She argues that the U.

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We need the word 'feminism' back real bad. Furthermore, violence against women "must be accorded urgent political attention if women are to gain the status of genuinely autonomous citizens.

Listening to women in Asian sneaker factories, Enloe reveals, enables us to bring down to earth the often abstract discussions of the global economy. Paying close attention to Iraqi women's organizing efforts under military occupation The Curious Feminist book the false global promises made by officials.

Only one thing really annoyed me The Curious Feminist book it, and it interests me quite a lot because it forces me to use a feminist curiosity: her tendency to use alliteration, and also certain similes and metaphors, struck me as being a bit too cute.

As a feminist who has watched trashy TV and mouthed the words to way too many blatantly misogynistic songs, Gay's The Curious Feminist book of essays gave me hope that I — an imperfect person who has my moments of confusion about women's issues — can still call myself a feminist.Get this from a library!

The curious feminist: searching for women in a new age of empire. [Cynthia H Enloe] -- In this collection of lively essays, Cynthia Enloe makes better sense of globalization and international politics by taking a deep and personal look into the daily realities in a range of women's.

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The curious feminist: searching for women in a new age of empire. [Cynthia H Enloe] -- Annotation This brings together much of Enloe's recent work, including her famous pieces on sneakers and feminism, as well as showcasing some new, unpublished pieces.The Curious Feminist: Searching for Women in a Ebook Age of Empire Cynthia Enloe, Author University of California Press $ (p) ISBN Buy this book.