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5.0 out of 5 stars A MULTI-PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
THIS WAS THE MAIN SOURCE TEXT FOR MY MA DISSERTATION "COOPERATIVE CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND THE ROLE OF GENDER IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS." STEANS WRITES CLEARLY AND EXPLAINS THE OFTEN TOO-COMPLICATED THEORIES OF DIFFERENT STRAINS OF FEMINISM AND APPLIES FEMINIST THEORY IN UNDERSTANDABLE TERMS. HER FOCUS ON "FEMININE" APPROACHES TOWARDS SECURITY...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Too much repitition
Bought this book as an intro to gender and IR/security. Disappointed - firstly, because it is far too repetetive - repeats the same message over and over again i.e. the field of IR is gendered - I got that the first time. Secondly, there is too much theory and deconstruction of the IR field - yes, we know the field is gendered - but why is a deconstruction useful - what...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MULTI-PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, 28 Oct 1998
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THIS WAS THE MAIN SOURCE TEXT FOR MY MA DISSERTATION "COOPERATIVE CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND THE ROLE OF GENDER IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS." STEANS WRITES CLEARLY AND EXPLAINS THE OFTEN TOO-COMPLICATED THEORIES OF DIFFERENT STRAINS OF FEMINISM AND APPLIES FEMINIST THEORY IN UNDERSTANDABLE TERMS. HER FOCUS ON "FEMININE" APPROACHES TOWARDS SECURITY ISSUES MERGES DIVERGENT IDEAS INTO A REALISTIC PICTURE.
THIS IS A "MUST-READ" FOR ANYONE WHO HAS TROUBLE COMING TO GRIPS WITH FEMINISM - UNDERSTANDING THE BASIC TENETS AND THEN APPLYING THEM TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Too much repitition, 1 Nov 2010
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This review is from: Gender and International Relations: Issues, Debates and Future Directions (Paperback)
Bought this book as an intro to gender and IR/security. Disappointed - firstly, because it is far too repetetive - repeats the same message over and over again i.e. the field of IR is gendered - I got that the first time. Secondly, there is too much theory and deconstruction of the IR field - yes, we know the field is gendered - but why is a deconstruction useful - what can it offer - how can it explain and improve things. I found little discussion on why revealing the gender bias in IR was useful - plus there is very little connection of gender analysis to real-life situations in global politics apart from some abstract connections made between globalisation processes and gender issues. All in all the book has very limited usefulness - and not worth the price I paid. I would buy it - but not at the price its on sale for.
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