Security as Emancipation: A Feminist Perspective Soumita Basu Engagement

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I will address the common ground between and potential utility of an alliance of feminist work in security and SAE work, particularly in light of Basu’s resolution of some of the tensions traditionally identified by feminist scholars. I will then talk about some areas of remaining concern for me, particularly with SAE’s focus on the individual as the ultimate referent of security praxis and with the epistemological, ontological, and political implications of relying on the idea of emancipation as a logic for changing the way that we (as people, as scholars, and as policy-makers) approach security.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFeminism and International Relations
Subtitle of host publicationConversations about the Past, Present, and Future
EditorsJ. Ann Tickner, Laura Sjoberg
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780203816813
ISBN (Print)9780415584579, 9780415584609
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2011


  • feminist theory
  • critical security
  • emancipation
  • feminist IR
  • feminist security studies
  • gender
  • war
  • peace

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