GI413 Half Unit
Gender and Militarisation
This information is for the 2012/13 session.
Dr Marsha Henry, COL. 5.04H
MSc Gender, MSc Gender (Research), MSc Gender, Development and Globalisation, MSc Gender, Policy and Inequalities, MSc Gender, Media and Culture, MSc Comparative Politics (Conflict stream), MSc Human Rights, MSc International Relations, MSc International Relations (Research), and MSc International Relations Theory. Also available to students taking MSc International Relations as part of the LSE-Sciences Po Double Degree in Affaires Internationales.
This course will provide students with an introduction to militarisation and its gendered basis and effects. Students will be introduced to social critiques of militarisation, feminist just war theory, men's and women's experiences of conflict, violence and war, gender issues within a variety of national militaries including issues of diversity in recruitment and retention, gender and the war on terror and the gender politics of participation in peace and anti-militarisation activities.
Ten hours of lectures and 10 hours of seminars in LT.
1 X 1,500 word essay due in Week 5, AND
1 X 250 word blog posting between Week 3 and 8, feedback provided online.
Cockburn, C. (2012) Anti-militarism: political and gender dynamics of peace movements, Palgrave.
Sjoberg, L., and S. Via, eds. (2010) Gender, war, and militarism: Feminist perspectives. New York: Praeger Security International
Lorentzen, L.A. and Turpin, J. (eds.) (1998) The Women and War Reader, New York University Press.
Zillah Eisenstein. 2007. Sexual Decoys: Gender, Race, and War in Imperial Democracy. London, UK: Zed Books.
Cynthia Enloe. 2000. Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Robin Riley and Naeem Inayatullah. 2006. Interrogating Imperialism: Conversations on Gender, Race, and War. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.
1 X 3,000 word essay (75%) due in Week 1 of summer term, AND 1 X 2,000 word diary (25%) due in Week 10.