The Resource The morning after : sexual politics at the end of the Cold War, Cynthia Enloe

The morning after : sexual politics at the end of the Cold War, Cynthia Enloe

Label
The morning after : sexual politics at the end of the Cold War
Title
The morning after
Title remainder
sexual politics at the end of the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Enloe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Looking at the end of the Cold War - in the United States, Russia, Bosnia, El Salvador, and Vietnam, among other countries - Cynthia Enloe places women at the center of international politics. From the Tailhook scandal to the fall of the Berlin Wall to the NAFTA agreement, Enloe makes incisive connections - between demilitarization and ideologies about motherhood and the family, between lesbians and national security, between the events "out there" and women's behavior "back here." Focusing on the inextricable, sometimes subterranean, relationship between the politics of sexuality and the politics of militarism, Enloe links jobs, domestic life, military networks, and international relations. From the Salvadoran revolutionary who removes her IUD to begin a new life as a wife and mother to the Estonion woman who faces down a fully armed Russian soldier, Enloe charts new definitions of gender roles, sexuality, and militarism at the end of the twentieth century. Emerging nationalist movements, while often viewed as liberatory, serve ironically to reestablish the privileges of masculinity and grease the wheels of a new militarism. From the new states of Eastern Europe to Kuwait to Latin America, Enloe not only documents ongoing assaults upon women but also suggests what they tell us about living in this post-Cold War era. The rape of Bosnian women and the prostitution around American military facilities are just two of the graphic reminders of women's continuing disenfranchisement. Other forms are more subtle. Yet in this gray dawn of the "morning after," rife with the contradictions and tensions of a new era, the politics of sexuality has already shifted irrevocably. Femininity and masculinity are being contested and refashioned as women - soldiers, mothers, legislators, and workers - glimpse the exciting possibilities of democratization while confronting the realities of a turbulent, largely patriarchal world. Deciphering the sexual tea-leaves of this tumultuous new era, The Morning After is an eye-opener for everyone who cares about contemporary sexual politics
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1233
LC item number
.E55 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The morning after : sexual politics at the end of the Cold War, Cynthia Enloe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-317) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Are UN Peacekeepers Real Men? And Other Post-Cold War Puzzles -- 2. Turning Artillery into Ambulances: Some Feminist Caveats -- 3. Beyond Steve Canyon and Rambo: Histories of Militarized Masculinity -- 4. Bananas Militarized and Demilitarized -- 5. It Takes More Than Two: The Prostitute, the Soldier, the State, and the Entrepreneur -- 6. The Gendered Gulf: A Diary -- 7. The Politics of Constructing the American Woman Soldier -- 8. Feminism, Nationalism, and Militarism after the Cold War -- 9. Conclusion: When Is Postwar Postpatriarchy?
Control code
ocm42417444
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (326 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520914100
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36437396
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42417444
  • ebsco0520914104

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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