‘Well, What is the Feminist Perspective on Iraq?’
Article first published online: 7 AUG 2012
© 2012 The Author. Political Studies Review © 2012 Political Studies Association
Political Studies Review
Volume 10, Issue 3, pages 385–393, September 2012
How to Cite
McLeod, L. (2012), ‘Well, What is the Feminist Perspective on Iraq?’. Political Studies Review, 10: 385–393. doi: 10.1111/j.1478-9302.2012.00278.x
- Issue published online: 7 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 7 AUG 2012
- (Accepted: 18 April 2012)
- daily lives;
The three volumes reviewed in this article offer a range of feminist explorations of the Iraq War. Through their gendered lenses, I argue that these books offer alternative ways of thinking about experiences, daily life and temporalities in war and post-war contexts. The books reviewed here can be loosely described as emphasising a standpoint feminist perspective, highlighting how gendered processes, practices, myths, images and expectations shape the day-to-day lives of men and women concerned with the Iraq War in both Iraq and the US. These insights can offer a challenge to the construction and reinforcement of the temporal division crafted between war and peace, making us think again about how we conceptualise violence in international politics.
Al-Ali, N. and Pratt, N. (eds) (2009) Women and War in the Middle East: Transnational Perspectives. London: Zed Books.
Eisenstein, Z. (2007) Sexual Decoys: Gender, Race and War in Imperial Democracy. London: Zed Books.
Enloe, C. (2010) Nimo's War, Emma's War: Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War. Berkeley CA: University of California Press.