Regendering the military: Theorizing women’s military participation

@article{Duncanson2016RegenderingTM,
  title={Regendering the military: Theorizing women’s military participation},
  author={Claire Duncanson and Rachel Woodward},
  journal={Security Dialogue},
  year={2016},
  volume={47},
  pages={21 - 3}
}
This article considers how, in the light of contemporary military transformations, feminist theorizing about women’s military participation might be developed to take account of an emergent reality: the inclusion of increasing numbers of women in a range of roles within armed forces. A brief overview of established debates within feminist scholarship on women’s military participation is provided, and we explore the trajectory of feminist strategies for change within both militaries and other… Expand
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