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Global Gender Politics

By Anne Sisson Runyan

About the Book


Accessible and student-friendly, Global Gender Politics analyzes the gendered divisions of power, labor, and resources that contribute to the global crises of representation, violence, and sustainability. The author emphasizes how hard-won attention to gender and other related inequalities in world affairs is simultaneously being jeopardized by the rise of new and old authoritarianisms and depoliticized through reducing gender to a binary and a problem-solving tool in global governance. The author examines gendered insecurities produced by the pursuit of international security and gendered injustices in the global political economy and sees promise in transnational struggles to re-politicize feminist world political demands.

In the new fifth edition, this retitled foundational contribution to the field of Feminist International Relations continues to examine the challenges of placing inequalities and resisting injustices at the center of world politics scholarship and practice through intersectional and transnational feminist lenses. This edition is revised to include case studies, and definitions and discussions have been updated to reflect current issues. To provide more support to instructors and readers, the fifth edition is accompanied by online materials, such as updated web resources, suggested topics for discussion, and research activities.

About the Author

Anne Sisson Runyan is a professor in the Department of Political Science and formerly headed the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati. Her other books include Gender and Global Restructuring and Feminist (Im)Mobilities in Fortress(ing) North America.