Blog
About

18
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
0 collections
    0
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: not found

      Women, wars, and world affairs: Recovering feminist International Relations, 1915–39

      Review of International Studies

      Cambridge University Press (CUP)

      Read this article at

      ScienceOpenPublisher
      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          The academic study of International Relations (IR) emerged in the context of transnational networks of scholars, diplomats, politicians, and activists. Contrary to conventional wisdom, women belonged to these networks in various capacities and, crucially, contributed to the intellectual formation of the discipline. Whether as members of pressure groups, such as the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), as independent authors or academics, they discussed all major issues of IR. Drawing on a range of international authors – including Anna B. Eckstein, Agnes Headlam-Morley, Lucy Mair, Margery Perham, Helena Swanwick, and Louise Weiss – this article recovers the intellectual substance of their work, arguing that it constitutes a genuinely feminist approach to IR. Early feminist IR authors emphasised the interests of women, children, and other marginalised groups, they demanded female representation in government and diplomacy, they condemned imperialism and racism, opposed military capitalism, employed religious, emotional, and universalist rhetoric, and advocated the role of education. Despite widespread male domination, women taught at universities, published in academic journals, spoke at conferences, and organised international summer schools. This article explores the origins of feminist IR scholarship and contextualises this body of thought within the revisionist history of IR.

          Related collections

          Most cited references 16

          • Record: found
          • Abstract: not found
          • Book: not found

          Feminist Methodologies for International Relations

            Bookmark
            • Record: found
            • Abstract: not found
            • Article: not found

            Lessons from the Past: Reassessing the Interwar Disciplinary History of International Relations

             Brian Schmidt (1998)
              Bookmark
              • Record: found
              • Abstract: not found
              • Article: not found

              Seeing women, recognizing gender, recasting international relations

                Bookmark

                Author and article information

                Journal
                Review of International Studies
                Rev. Int. Stud.
                Cambridge University Press (CUP)
                0260-2105
                1469-9044
                April 2018
                October 25 2017
                April 2018
                : 44
                : 2
                : 215-235
                10.1017/S026021051700050X
                © 2018

                https://www.cambridge.org/core/terms

                Comments

                Comment on this article