Curious Feminist by Cynthia H. Enloe
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Curious Feminist
By Cynthia H. Enloe

The Curious Feminist

Searching for Women in a New Age of Empire

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Curious Feminist by Cynthia H. Enloe

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In this collection of lively essays, Cynthia Enloe makes better sense of globalization and international politics by taking a deep and personal look into the daily realities in a range of women's lives. She proposes a distinctively feminist curiosity that begins with taking women seriously, especially during this era of unprecedented American influence. This means listening carefully, digging deep, challenging assumptions, and welcoming surprises. Listening to women in Asian sneaker factories, Enloe reveals, enables us to bring down to earth the often abstract discussions of the global economy. Paying close attention to Iraqi women's organizing efforts under military occupation exposes the false global promises made by officials. Enloe also turns the beam of her inquiry inward. In a series of four candid interviews and a new set of autobiographical pieces, she reflects on the gradual development of her own feminist curiosity. Describing her wartime suburban girlhood and her years at Berkeley, she maps the everyday obstacles placed on the path to feminist consciousness - and suggests how those obstacles can be identified and overcome. "The Curious Feminist" shows how taking women seriously also challenges the common assumption that masculinities are trivial factors in today's international affairs. Enloe explores the workings of masculinity inside organizations as diverse as the American military, a Serbian militia, the UN, and Oxfam. A feminist curiosity finds all women worth thinking about, Enloe claims. She suggests that we pay thoughtful attention to women who appear complicit in violence or in the oppression of others, or too cozily wrapped up in their relative privilege to inspire praise or compassion. Enloe's vitality, passion, and incisive wit illuminate each essay. "The Curious Feminist" is an original and timely invitation to look at global politics in an entirely different way.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520243811
ISBN-10: 0520243811
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 28mm)
Pages: 367
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 16-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Bananas, Beaches and Bases by Cynthia H. Enloe Bananas, Beaches and Bases, Paperback (July 2014)

Presents a radical analysis of globalization. This title 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.

Seriously! by Cynthia H. Enloe Seriously!, Paperback (September 2013)

Offers an analysis of globalization, Bananas, Beaches, and Bases, uses four contemporary political cases in order to discover what we learn if we take women and masculinities seriously.

Women and Wars by Cynthia H. Enloe Women and Wars, Paperback (October 2012)

Where are the women? In traditional historical and scholarly accounts of the making and fighting of wars, women are often nowhere to be seen. With few exceptions, war stories are told as if men were the only ones who plan, fight, are injured by, and negotiate ends to wars.

Real State of America Atlas by Cynthia H. Enloe Real State of America Atlas, Paperback (July 2011)

Examines some of the most cherished ideals about American life to see how they measure up to the realities: Who votes for whom? Where do soldiers come from? Where are the guns? Is the foreclosure crisis affecting everyone? Where are the uninsured? How are women faring in the Great Recession? Are there any wild open spaces left in America?

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Author Biography - Cynthia H. Enloe

Cynthia Enloe is Research Professor of Women's Studies and International Development at Clark University. She is the author of Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics (2001), Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives (1999), and The Morning After: Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War (1993), all from California. Cynthia Enloe won the Howard Zinn Lifetime Achievement in Peace Studies Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA).

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