Research on Gender and the Military in Israel: From a Gendered Organization to Inequality Regimes

TitleResearch on Gender and the Military in Israel: From a Gendered Organization to Inequality Regimes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsSasson-Levy, Orna
JournalIsrael Studies Review
Volume26
Issue2
Pagination73-98
Date Published01/2011
Abstract

This article offers an analytical review of the research on gender and the military in Israel since the 1970s. The author argues that the research in this field has undergone a paradigmatic shift that is based on five analytical transformations: (1) a move from a binary gendered conception to intersectionality analysis; (2) a shift from a dichotomous perception of the military organization to an analysis based on 'inequality regime' theory; (3) an emphasis on women as agents of change and resistance; (4) a focus on men and militarized masculinities; and (5) macro-analysis of the significance of women's service in a militaristic society. The article concludes with a discussion of the current political dynamics and conflicts that shape both the construction of the military gender regime and the production of the research in this field.

URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/41804763
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