Intimacy, Warfare, and Gender Hierarchy

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It is in the spirit of engagement that I read Pain’s paper with an eye toward the ways in which our thinking about gender, war, and experience overlap, and can contribute to each other. In so doing, I see three current trends in feminist work in IR which might productively dialogue with Pain’s approach, and serve to advance both understandings in potentially interesting and important ways. I use a particular recent work in my field to engage Pain’s analysis in each of three areas: the political economies of intimate war, understanding the body as a space of warfare, and theorizing gender hierarchy in the analysis of intimate war.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-76
Number of pages3
JournalPolitical Geography
Early online date7 Oct 2014
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015


  • gender
  • intimacy
  • warfare
  • feminist theorizing
  • feminist IR
  • feminist security
  • security studies

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