Some humans are more Human than Others: Troubling the ‘human’ in human security from a critical feminist perspective

  title={Some humans are more Human than Others: Troubling the ‘human’ in human security from a critical feminist perspective},
  author={Natasha Marhia},
  journal={Security Dialogue},
  pages={19 - 35}
  • N. Marhia
  • Published 1 February 2013
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Security Dialogue
This article develops critical feminist engagement with human security by interrogating the taken-for-granted category of the ‘human’ therein. Failure to reflectively deconstruct this category has contributed to human security’s reproduction of dominant norms and the emptiness of its apparent radical promise. The article shows how the ‘human’ has historically been constructed as an exclusionary – and fundamentally gendered – category, and examines its construction in human security discourse… 
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