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Traditional International Relations analyses are just the tip of the iceberg.

Dec 14, 2015



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Slide 2 Traditional International Relations analyses are just the tip of the iceberg Slide 3 Feminist analyses create a stronger, more-inclusive basis for understanding and explaining order and justice Slide 4 Lenses foreground some things while backgrounding others Realist lenses foreground interstate conflict Liberal lenses foreground interstate cooperation Neo-Marxist lenses foreground class inequalities Slide 5 Gender-sensitive lenses highlight a variety of relations of domination in world politics Slide 6 Gender is not the same as Sex Slide 7 Slide 8 Asks Where are the women? YouTube video of news coverage Slide 9 Important Terms Ontology What exists Epistemology How we know things Methodology How we find out what we want to know Slide 10 Post- Structuralist Rationalist Standpoint Feminist IR scholarship involves 3 major approaches Slide 11 Post- Structuralist Rationalist Standpoint Sees causal connections between gender and state action Emphasizes that changing practices of socialization may be the key to emancipation Starts research from womens lives to create less biased/distorted knowledge Slide 12 3 Waves of Feminism Slide 13 Anarchy Slide 14 Women can advance through legal and social changes Gender roles are equivalent to biological sex Women are constrained by masculine models Slide 15 Treated as property by Saurman who promises her to Wormtongue Rejects Aragorns statement that she is merely a women and her part is in the house Slide 16 Anarchy Slide 17 Constructivist Ontology Hierarchical gender relations are not natural, and are created through social constructions of masculinity and femininity Slide 18 Standpoint Epistemology Starting from the experiences of those at the bottom rungs of society may tell us more about the world of International Relations Slide 19 Post-Structuralists Addressing the double burden of reproductive and productive labor for women may be the key to broader social change Slide 20 The reproductive economy supports and gives a free ride to actors in the productive economy Socialist Feminism Slide 21 Illustrates socialist feminisms argument that sexism is inextricably linked to problems of class Lobelia Sackville- Baggins Slide 22 Radical Feminism Challenging systems of patriarchy and calling for a radical reordering of society Slide 23 Anarchy Slide 24 Postcolonial Feminism Womens perspectives and concerns vary there is no universal or exhaustive set of experiences Slide 25 Dis, the Dwarf Princess The experiences of Dwarf women are very different than for women of other races in Middle Earth Slide 26 Postmodern Feminism Gender is constructed through language, and is not always constructed in the same way Slide 27 Galadriel Cannot advise the Fellowship what to do, but can clarify their opinions to help them make their own decisions Slide 28 Traditional IR is just the tip of the iceberg in explaining and understanding international relations Slide 29 Objective knowledge is not possible The privileged are licensed to think for everyone, so long as they do so objectively

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