Feminist International Political Theory

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Through what lenses is IPT generated, read, and understood? Feminists in IPT have focused on asking that question, and, along with it, substantive questions about the shape and omission of IPT – where are the women in IPT? Where is the gender? How can IPT be seen as gender-neutral when it is almost entirely constituted of the musings of white, Western men? This chapter suggests that there is a long and rich history of feminist IPT which broadens not only the representation of women, gender, and sexuality in IPT but also the scope of IPT itself. Using the example of male prostitutes in the United States military to explore both conceptual range and applicability, this chapter looks both to provide an overview of the contributions of feminist IPT and suggestions for looking forward.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of International Political Theory
EditorsChris Brown, Robyn Eckersley
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780198746928
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018


  • feminism
  • gender
  • international political theory
  • international relations
  • feminist IR

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