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Feminism

Feminism

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FEMINISM
 
INTRODUCTION 
Feminism in international relations is abroad term given to works of thosescholars who have sought to bringgender concerns into the academicstudy of international politics.
 
DEFINITION 
It is a branch of Critical Social Theory thatseeks to explore how we think, or do notthink, or avoid thinking about gender ininternational relations. Feminists argue thattraditional IR thinking has avoided thinking of 
men
and
women
in the capacity of sociallyconstituted subject categories by subsumingthem in other categories (e.g. statesmen,soldiers, refugees), too readily accepting thatwomen are located inside the typicallyseparate sphere of domestic life, and retreatingto abstractions (i.e. the state) that mask amasculine identity.

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