International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

Militarism, Patriarchy and Peace Movements

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The article presents a conversation between feminist writers Cynthia Cockburn and Cynthia Enloe about the politics of gender, militarism and peace movements. According to Enloe, Cockburn's "Brothers" is one of her all-time favourite feminist books. Cockburn says the feminist turning point for her was in 1995. She also points out that women in England tend to perceive domestic violence as one problem while war violence as a different one. Enloe cites the three important analytical conclusions of feminists in several countries. Enloe discusses the feminist understanding of war and how it can be operationalised into peace movements.

Publication Title

International Feminist Journal of Politics

Publication Date

12-1-2012

Volume

14

Issue

4

First Page

550

Last Page

557

ISSN

1461-6742

DOI

10.1080/14616742.2012.726098

Keywords

conversation, feminist authors, gender, militarism, peace movements, feminism, domestic violence, women and war

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