Twelve Feminist Lessons of War


by Enloe, Cynthia | c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period)
Published 07/09/2023 by Footnote Press Ltd in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 224 pages

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‘Cynthia Enloe is a force to be reckoned with and utterly tireless. Her work has long spanned intersectional analyses of gender, race and class…she repeatedly questions which things society pays attention to and which we consider insignificant. She is an inspiration.’ Laura Bates’A triumph’ Chatham HouseTwelve Feminist Lessons of War draws on sharp insights of women as survivors, activists and scholars from Ukraine to Sudan and Myanmar to show how diverse women’s experiences of war must be taken seriously if we are to prevent and shorten wars and make gender justice central to recovering from wars.

Women’s wars are not men’s wars. Wartime shapes the gendered politics of marriage, prostitution, journalism, economics, childcare, domestic violence and rape. Enloe’s razor-sharp analysis highlights how understanding this can prevent wars and even end them.

With fresh, fierce and vital thinking, she shows that by paying more attention to the wounded and the women who care for them, we will be more realistic about the long ‘post-war’; and that by listening to feminists on the ground, in Ukraine and elsewhere, we will better understand what is happening to our world.

Cynthia is one of only 100 women named on the Gender Justice Wall in The Hague.

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Weight 0.226 kg