"What Do Feminists Reveal about the Current State of International Policy?"
Please help women's studies at Northeastern University publicize the
following event. Your help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Cynthia Enloe, a prominent Political Scientist, will be speaking on
"What Do Feminists Reveal about the Current State of International
Policy?" on Thursday, April 27, at 4 p.m. This talk will take place at
the Frost Lounge of the Ell Building at Northeastern University. Dr.
Enloe is a Professor of Government at Clark University.
Professor Enloe is a leading feminist author who has challenged common
assumptions about world politics. Her most recent book is Maneuvers:
The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives (University of
California Press, 2000). In this book she argues that the military is a
patriarchal body intent on masculinizing society, and embarks on a
wide-ranging look at the global militarization of women's lives. In her
description of militarized masculine values, she notes that female
soldiers, mothers of soldiers, and nurses often accept an agenda that
keeps them powerless and alienated. Citing documents and examples from
numerous countries, Enloe describes the evolving role of military wives,
and the military's handling of rape. She shows that the people who
become militarized are not just those who work directly within the
services, and sees connections among diverse groups of women from around
the world. According to the well known feminist philosopher Sandra
Harding, Enloe's new book is a "splendid further analysis of how
ordinary objects, events, and processes seemingly irrelevant to the life
and times of militaries in fact are controlled by, dependent on, or
derive their value from military institutions and criteria."
In addition, Dr. Enloe has published numerous books including Does Khaki
Become You: The Militarization of Women's Lives (South End Press, 1983),
and The Morning After: Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War
(University of California Press, 1993). She is also the author of the
well known book Bananas, Beaches & Bases: Making Feminist Sense of
International Politics (University of California, 1990).
The Women's Studies Program is sponsoring this talk at Northeastern
University. For further information, contact Lihua Wang at
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)