Feminist Perspectives on Canadian Foreign Policy

Paperback | May 14, 2003

EditorClaire Turenne Sjolander, Heather Smith, Deborah Stienstra

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This book examines all the fundamental aspects of Canadian foreign policy from a feminist point of view. The contributions seek to deconstruct the gendered nature of discourse on and about Canadian foreign policy. The goal of the collection is, first, to deconstruct the dominant concepts ofthe discourse surrounding Canadian foreign policy as articulated by key government officials and agencies. The second goal is to consider the practices of foreign policies, that is, to ask how the discourse becomes, creates, ignores, silences, and limits particular policy practices and ways ofthinking and doing.

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This book examines all the fundamental aspects of Canadian foreign policy from a feminist point of view. The contributions seek to deconstruct the gendered nature of discourse on and about Canadian foreign policy. The goal of the collection is, first, to deconstruct the dominant concepts ofthe discourse surrounding Canadian foreign pol...

Claire Turenne Sjolander is in the Department of Political Science, University of Ottawa. Heather Smith is in the Department of International Studies, University of Northern British Columbia.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:May 14, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsAcronymsPreface1. Deborah Stienstra, Claire Turenne Sjolander, Heather A. Smith: Taking Up and Throwing Down the Gauntlet: Feminists, Gender, and Canadian Foreign Policy2. Heather A. Smith, Deborah Stienstra, Claire Turenne Sjolander: Engaging the Possibilities of Magic: Feminist Pedagogy and Canadian Foreign PolicyPart 1:. Internationalism and Globalization3. Heather A. Smith: Disrupting Internationalism and Finding the Others4. Laura Macdonald, Carleton University: Gender and Canadian Trade Policy: Women's Strategies for Access and Transformation5. Claire Tureene Sjolander: Of Playing Fields, Competitiveness and the Will to Win: Representations of Gender and GlobalizationPart 2:. Human Security6. Sandra Whitworth, York University: Militarized Masculinities and the Politics of Peacekeeping: The Canadian Case7. Ann Denholm Crosby, York University: Myths of Canada's Human Security Pursuits: Tales of Tool Boxes, Toy Chests, and Tickle Trunks8. Rebecca Tiessen, Dalhousie University: Masculinities, Femininities, and Sustainable Development: A Gender Analysis of DFAIT's Sustainable Development StrategySection 3:. Human Rights9. Shelagh Day, Director of Poverty and Human Rights Project, Vancouver, BC: Women's Human Rights: Canada at Home and Abroad10. Edna Keeble, St Mary's University and Meredith Ralston, Mount St. Vincent University: Discourses and Feminist Dilemmas: Trafficking, Prostitution, and the Sex Trade in the Philippines11. Erin K. Baines, Post doctoral fellow, University of British Columbia: The Contradictions of Canadian Commitments to Refugee WomenSection 4:. Women's Organizing12. Teresa Healy, Research Officer, CUPE: It's Time for Change: A Feminist Discussion of Resistance and Transformation in Periods of Liberal World Order13. Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon, University of Western Ontario: Organizing for Beijing: Canadian NGOs and the Fourth World Conference on Women14. Deborah Stienstra: Gendered Dissonance: Feminists, FAFIA, and Canadian Foreign PolicyBibliographyIndex

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This work is part of a cutting-edge area of foreign policy scholarship examining the ways in which the study of foreign and security policy, which is often difficult to "gender," might be combined with feminist approaches to global concerns. The co-editors, all well-known scholars in thefield, [are] to be commended for its ambitious attempt to expose both the "multiple sites of foreign policy" and the views of "differing feminist analyses" (pg 1) -- Melissa Haussman, Suffolk University, Boston in Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Spring 2004