The operation and subversion of gendered war discourses: soldierhood, motherhood and military dissent in the public production of Kimberly Rivera

TitleThe operation and subversion of gendered war discourses: soldierhood, motherhood and military dissent in the public production of Kimberly Rivera
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsTidy, Joanna
JournalInternational Feminist Journal of Politics
Volume19
Issue4
Start Page426
Pagination426 - 440
Date Published10/2017
Abstract

This article undertakes a discourse analysis of texts concerning a recent high profile case of opposition to war by Kimberly Rivera, a US soldier and a mother of five. Developing on previous research concerning how female soldiers, anti-war women and anti-war soldiers have been made intelligible within understandings of war and gender, the analysis traces the discursive repertoires constituting Rivera as a political subject. The article considers how, when and with what implications for broader discourses of gender and war, and their transformation, the categories of soldierhood and motherhood were invoked to construct and obstruct Rivera as an intelligible dissenting subject. 

URLhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14616742.2017.1303336
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