War And Gender: How Gender Shapes The War System And Vice Versa
- Publish Date: 2003-08-18
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Joshua S. Goldstein
Gender roles are nowhere more prominent than in war, yet our understanding of the relationship between gender and war is confused. Joshua Goldstein analyzes the near-total exclusion of women from combat forces, through history and across cultures. He concludes that killing in war does not come naturally for either gender, and that gender norms often mold men, women, and children to the needs of the war system.