Seeing Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in International Security. / Sjoberg, Laura.

In: International Journal (Canadian International Council), Vol. 70, No. 3, 01.09.2015, p. 434-453.

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This essay examines the roles that sex, gender, and sexuality can play in the study of international security. It makes the argument that “hard” security pressing questions like wars, genocides, and terrorist attacks and issues of gender, sex, and sexuality are linked. It begins by providing information about the recent and ongoing conflict in Libya as a case study. Then, it explores some of the questions that feminist and queer scholars have asked about international security in turn: where are the “women” in global politics? Where is ”gender” and what does it matter? How do gender dynamics influence war and conflict? Do issues of sex and sexuality matter to war and conflict? If so, how? What tools are available to study these questions and produce answers in any given political situation?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-453
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal (Canadian International Council)
Volume70
Issue number3
Early online date1 May 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015
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