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Maneuvers takes readers on an international travel of the sprawling technique known as "militarization." together with her incisive verve and moxie, eminent feminist Cynthia Enloe indicates that the folks who develop into militarized will not be simply the most obvious ones—executives and manufacturing facility ground staff who make fighter planes, land mines, and intercontinental missiles. also they are the workers of meals businesses, toy businesses, garments businesses, movie studios, inventory brokerages, and ads organisations. Militarization is rarely gender-neutral, Enloe claims: it's a own and political transformation that depends on rules approximately femininity and masculinity. motion pictures that equate motion with battle, condoms which are designed with a camouflage trend, models that commemorate brass buttons and epaulettes, tomato soup that includes pasta formed like famous person Wars weapons—all of those give a contribution to militaristic values that mould our tradition in either battle and peace.

Presenting new and groundbreaking fabric that builds on Enloe's acclaimed paintings in Does Khaki turn into You? and Bananas, seashores, and Bases, Maneuvers takes a global examine the politics of masculinity, nationalism, and globalization. Enloe levels largely from Japan to Korea, Serbia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Britain, Israel, the us, and lots of issues in among. She covers a wide number of topics: gays within the army, the background of "camp followers," the politics of ladies who've sexually serviced male squaddies, married existence within the army, army nurses, and the recruitment of ladies into the army. One bankruptcy titled "When squaddies Rape" explores the numerous features of the difficulty in nations reminiscent of Chile, the Philippines, Okinawa, Rwanda, and the United States.

Enloe outlines the dilemmas feminists world wide face in attempting to craft theories and techniques that help militarized ladies, in the neighborhood and across the world, with out unwittingly being militarized themselves. She explores the complex militarized studies of girls as prostitutes, as rape sufferers, as moms, as other halves, as nurses, and as feminist activists, and she or he uncovers the "maneuvers" that army officers and their civilian supporters have made so as to make sure that each one of those teams of ladies consider precise and separate.

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