GI413 Half Unit
Gender and Militarisation
This information is for the 2013/14 session.
Dr Marsha Henry COL.5.04F
This course is available on the MSc in Conflict Studies, MSc in Gender, MSc in Gender (Research), MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation, MSc in Gender, Media and Culture, MSc in Gender, Policy and Inequalities, MSc in Human Rights, MSc in International Relations, MSc in International Relations (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in International Relations (Research) and MSc in International Relations Theory. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
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.
10 hours of lectures and 10 hours of seminars in the LT.
Essay (1500 words) in the LT and Blog post (250 words) in the LT.
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.
Essay (75%, 3000 words) in the ST.
Project (25%, 2000 words) in the LT.
Department: Gender Institute
Total students 2012/13: 47
Average class size 2012/13: 16
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills