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Sovereign Masculinity: Gender Lessons from the War on Terror

Bonnie Mann


Since 9/11/2001, gendered narratives of humiliation and revenge have proliferated in the US national imaginary. How is it that gender, which we commonly take to be a structure at the heart of individual identity, is also at stake in the life of the nation? What do we learn about gender when we pay attention to how it moves and circulates between the lived experience of the subject and the aspirations of the nation in war? From this examination of the workings of gender in the US War on Terror emerges a new theory of gender. Gender is understood to be neither a natural essence nor a mere social ... More

Keywords: feminist, masculinity, sovereign, gender, war on terror, phenomenological, Beauvoir

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199981649
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981649.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bonnie Mann, author
University of Oregon

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