Feminist Theory and Gender Studies: Introduction

Brooke Ackerly, Laura Sjoberg

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The essays in the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) section of the compendium are organized into the introduction; essays on the meaning-making, theory, and practice of feminist research and pedagogy in International Relations (IR); essays addressing questions of how gender relates to aspects of war, conflict, and peace; essays addressing gender and governance, democracy, and human rights; and essays in feminist International Political Economy. These essays have significant overlapping bibliography even though they take up substantively different topics. The shared bibliography creates a foundation for present and future conversations across substantive areas of inquiry in Feminist IR.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Studies Encyclopedia
EditorsRobert A Denemark, Renée Marlin-Bennett
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780191842665
ISBN (Print)9781405152389
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • gender
  • feminist theory
  • feminist IR
  • international relations

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