Gender as a Cause of War

TitleGender as a Cause of War
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsDean, Robert
EditorVuic, Kara Dixon
Book TitleThe Routledge History of Gender, War, and the U.S. Military
Pagination167 - 184
PublisherRoutledge
CityNew York
Abstract

In the last couple of decades, a number of historians have written histories that explore the ways that discourses of gender have shaped American engagement in conflict. A common thread that runs through much of this literature connects ideologies of “manhood” to debates, policies, and social practices that led to war and expansion. But does “gender” cause war? This essay is an attempt to formulate some useful responses to that question, drawing upon some of the scholarship that has opened new questions about masculinity, politics, and war. [Publisher]

URLhttps://www.routledgehandbooks.com/doi/10.4324/9781315697185.ch11
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