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Feminist Methodologies for International Relations


Brooke Ackerly, Maria Stern, Jacqui True, J. Ann Tickner, Marysia Zalewski, S. Laurel Weldon, Carol Cohn, Annica Kronsell, Bina D'Costa, Tami Jacoby, Christine Sylvester, Fiona Robinson
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  • Date Published: June 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521678353

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  • Why is feminist research carried out in international relations (IR)? What are the methodologies and methods that have been developed in order to carry out this research? Feminist Methodologies for International Relations offers students and scholars of IR, feminism, and global politics practical insight into the innovative methodologies and methods that have been developed - or adapted from other disciplinary contexts - in order to do feminist research for IR. Both timely and timeless, this volume makes a diverse range of feminist methodological reflections wholly accessible. Each of the twelve contributors discusses aspects of the relationships between ontology, epistemology, methodology, and method, and how they inform and shape their research. This important and original contribution to the field will both guide and stimulate new thinking.

    • Contributors offer students and scholars insight into how feminist work is carried out in IR and politics
    • Provides a theoretical and methodological account of the field of feminist IR
    • Will appeal to scholars of a range of perspectives - and enables professors to teach the range of perspectives from one text
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This volume presents a marvellous account of feminist methodologies … This edited volume is instructive in illuminating feminist methodologies and in highlighting the insights gained from them … it takes a difficult topic and should serve as a catalyst for further debate.' Perspectives on Politics

    ' … a thoroughly satisfying book that manages to integrate a diverse range of feminist IR scholarship without forcing it into a straitjacket. It is an important teaching tool, showing the rigor of feminist methods and providing helpful guideposts to those who venture onto the terrain of feminist international relations. It should be required reading in every IR graduate methodology course.' International Studies Review

    'This book provides excellent feminist scholarship for IR and other 'sister' disciplines such as development studies.' Gender & Development

    'This is an important book, especially for International Relations students who are intending to conduct empirical research on women … and therefore the book's primary audience must be first-year postgraduates in IR.' International Feminist Journal of Politics

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521678353
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Feminist methodologies for international relations Brooke Ackerly, Maria Stern and Jacqui True
    Part I. Methodological Conversations Between Feminist and Non-Feminist International Relations:
    2. Feminism meets international relations: some methodological issues J. Ann Tickner
    3. Distracted reflections on the production, narration and refusal of feminist knowledge in international relations Marysia Zalewski
    4. Inclusion and understanding: a collective methodology for feminist international relations S. Laurel Weldon
    Part II. Methods for Feminist International Relations:
    5. Motives and methods: using multi-sited ethnography to study US national security discourses Carol Cohn
    6. Methods for studying silences: gender analysis in institutions of hegemonic masculinity Annica Kronsell
    7. Marginalized identity: new frontiers of research for IR? Bina D'Costa
    8. From the trenches: dilemmas of feminist IR fieldwork Tami Jacoby
    9. Racism, sexism, classism and much more: reading security-identity in marginalized sites Maria Stern
    Part III. Methodologies for Feminist International Relations:
    10. Bringing art/museums to feminist international relations Christine Sylvester
    11. Methods of feminist normative theory: a political ethic of care for international relations Fiona Robinson
    12. Studying the struggles and wishes of the age: feminist theoretical methodology and feminist theoretical methods Brooke Ackerly and Jacqui True
    13. Conclusion Brooke Ackerly, Maria Stern and Jacqui True.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Gender and International Relations
    • Qualitative Research Methods
    • Seminar in International Relations Theory
  • Editors

    Brooke A. Ackerly, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee
    Brooke A. Ackerly is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

    Maria Stern, Göteborgs Universitet, Sweden
    Maria Stern is a Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of Peace and Development Research, Göteborg University. She is the author of Naming Security - Constructing Identity: Mayan Women in Guatemala on the Eve of Peace (2005).

    Jacqui True, University of Auckland
    Jacqui True is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Poltical Studies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is the author of Gender, Globalization, and Postsocialism: The Czech Republic after Communism (2003) and co-author of Theories of International Relations, 3rd edition (2005).


    Brooke Ackerly, Maria Stern, Jacqui True, J. Ann Tickner, Marysia Zalewski, S. Laurel Weldon, Carol Cohn, Annica Kronsell, Bina D'Costa, Tami Jacoby, Christine Sylvester, Fiona Robinson

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