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Analyzing gendered occupation power

Chapter


Abstract


  • Military occupations are implicitly masculine affairs. It is men who compose

    the majority of the military forces that undertake the tasks of occupation,

    and primarily men who command an occupation force. These men

    operate within the structures and culture of the hyper-masculinized military

    institution. Yet not only is the attempt to make masculinities more

    explicit in war, occupation and peacekeeping research quite recent, the

    more complex gendered impacts of military occupation have only begun

    to be interrogated. Women can be part of an occupation force. Both men

    and women are affected as the occupied. There are gender complexities

    and hierarchies within each side of the occupation power binary, that is

    within the occupiers and within the occupied. These webs of hierarchical

    and interactive gendered relationships are enacted in complex, diverse, and

    often contradictory ways. The aim of this edited collection of chapters by

    scholars, activists and those affected by occupation is to reveal the diversity

    of the gendered impacts of military occupation on both the occupier and

    the occupied. Attention is paid to the ways that occupation power is performed,

    negotiated and subverted on a daily basis through the questioning

    and interrogation of both normative and changing gender roles in occupation

    power hierarchies and in occupied societies and spaces.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • De Matos, C. M. & Ward, R. G. 2012, 'Analyzing gendered occupation power', in C. M. De Matos & R. Ward (eds), Gender, Power, and Military Occupations: Asia Pacific and the Middle East since 1945, Routledge, New York. pp. 1-19.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780415891837

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1587

Book Title


  • Gender, Power, and Military Occupations: Asia Pacific and the Middle East since 1945

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 19

Place Of Publication


  • New York

Abstract


  • Military occupations are implicitly masculine affairs. It is men who compose

    the majority of the military forces that undertake the tasks of occupation,

    and primarily men who command an occupation force. These men

    operate within the structures and culture of the hyper-masculinized military

    institution. Yet not only is the attempt to make masculinities more

    explicit in war, occupation and peacekeeping research quite recent, the

    more complex gendered impacts of military occupation have only begun

    to be interrogated. Women can be part of an occupation force. Both men

    and women are affected as the occupied. There are gender complexities

    and hierarchies within each side of the occupation power binary, that is

    within the occupiers and within the occupied. These webs of hierarchical

    and interactive gendered relationships are enacted in complex, diverse, and

    often contradictory ways. The aim of this edited collection of chapters by

    scholars, activists and those affected by occupation is to reveal the diversity

    of the gendered impacts of military occupation on both the occupier and

    the occupied. Attention is paid to the ways that occupation power is performed,

    negotiated and subverted on a daily basis through the questioning

    and interrogation of both normative and changing gender roles in occupation

    power hierarchies and in occupied societies and spaces.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • De Matos, C. M. & Ward, R. G. 2012, 'Analyzing gendered occupation power', in C. M. De Matos & R. Ward (eds), Gender, Power, and Military Occupations: Asia Pacific and the Middle East since 1945, Routledge, New York. pp. 1-19.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780415891837

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1587

Book Title


  • Gender, Power, and Military Occupations: Asia Pacific and the Middle East since 1945

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 19

Place Of Publication


  • New York