Bananas, beaches and bases : making feminist sense of international politics / Cynthia Enloe.
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- Second edition, completely revised and updated.
- Berkeley, California ; Los Angeles, California : University of California Press, 2014.
1 online resource (491 p.)
- Women -- Political activity.
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- In this brand new radical analysis of globalization, Cynthia Enloe examines recent events-Bangladeshi garment factory deaths, domestic workers in the Persian Gulf, Chinese global tourists, and the UN gender politics of guns-to reveal the crucial role of women in international politics today. With all new and updated chapters, Enloe describes how many women's seemingly personal strategies-in their marriages, in their housework, in their coping with ideals of beauty-are, in reality, the stuff of global politics. Enloe offers a feminist gender analysis of the global politics of both masculinities and femininities, dismantles an apparently overwhelming world system, and reveals that system to be much more fragile and open to change than we think.
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Chapter one. Gender Makes the World Go Round
Chapter two. Lady Travelers, Beauty Queens, Stewardesses, and Chambermaids
Chapter three. Nationalism and Masculinity
Chapter four. Base Women
Chapter five. Diplomatic and Undiplomatic Wives
Chapter six. Going Bananas!
Chapter seven. Women's Labor is Never Cheap
Chapter eight. Scrubbing the Globalized Tub
Chapter nine. Conclusion
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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- 10.1525/9780520957282 doi
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