(En)gendering the war on terror: War stories and camouflaged politics.

Many years after the war on terror began, there is a growing body of literature examining the development, motivation, and effects of this US-led aggression. Virtually absent from these accounts is an examination of the central role that gender, race, class, and sexuality play in the war on terror. This lack of attention reflects a continued resistance by analysts to acknowledge and engage identity-related social issues as central elements within global politics. As this conflict grows, spreads and deepens, it is more important than ever to examine how diverse international actors are using the war on terror as an opportunity to reinforce existing gendered, raced, classed, and sexualized inter/national relations. This book examines the official war stories being told to the international community about why and against whom the war on terror is being waged. The book is intended for students, scholars and practitioners in the areas of international relations, women’s studies and cultural studies.

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