Book Discussion: Masculinities, Gender and International Relations | Professor Terrell Carver
Masculinities, Gender and International Relations
Presented by Terrell Carver
Social Sciences Building (A02), Room 650 Register to attend in person and online
This event will feature a 40-minute presentation from Professor Carver followed by audience Q&A and discussion.
Gender is widely recognized as an important and useful lens for the study of International Relations. In ‘Masculinities, Gender and International Relations,’ Professor Terrell Carver and Laura Lyddon offer a unique investigation of masculinity/ies in relation to world politics.
Taking a feminist-inspired understanding of gender as its starting point, the book:
• explains that gender is both an asymmetrical binary and a hierarchy;
• shows how masculinization works via ‘nested hierarchies’ of domination and subordination;
• explores the imbrication of masculinities with the nation-state and great-power politics;
• develops an understanding of the arms trade with commercial processes of militarization.
Written in an accessible style, with suggestions for further reading, this book is an invaluable resource for students and teachers applying ‘the gender lens’ to global politics.
Professor Terrell Carver is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Bristol, UK. He specialises in Marx, Engels and Marxism, and on philosophy and methodology of social science. Some of Professor Carver’s work has employed feminist and men’s studies perspectives on masculinities, and he has contributed prolifically to the political theory of sex, gender and sexuality, in particular in International Relations, through many significant publications and through the three-book series he edits. Professor Carver has held multiple leadership roles in national and international professional associations, notably serving as Vice-President for Europe in the International Political Science Association. His works have been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Farsi, Arabic, Turkish, Finnish, Greek, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French.
We will be practising social distancing so in-person spaces are limited. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place and masking is very much encouraged.