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From Where We Stand


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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Different wars, women's responses
  • 2. Against imperialist wars: three transnational networks
  • 3. Disloyal to nation and state: antimilitarist women in Serbia
  • 4. A refusal of othering: Palestinian and Israeli women
  • 5. Achievements and contradictions: WILPF and the UN
  • 6. Methodology of women's protest
  • 7. Towards coherence: pacifism, nationalism, racism
  • 8. Choosing to be 'women': what war says to feminism
  • 9. Gender and war: what feminism says to war studies
  • Bibliography

About the Author

CYNTHIA COCKBURN is Visiting Professor in the Department of Sociology at City University and author of the previous Zed titles The Space Between Us, 185649618X, 1998 and The Line, 184277421, 2004


Cynthia Cockburn is one of the most valuable and innovative thinkers/activists/writers helping us all to make sense of women's myriad forms of resistance to war and militarism. She shows how it is they who are crafting fresh thinking about how nationalism, masculinity, imperialism, racism, classicism and misogyny each and together fuel militarism and its deadly outcomes. This is a book to open our eyes and move us to action. Cynthia Enloe Cynthia Cockburn is one of the best gender researchers in the world. In this very important book she opens global perspectives on women's politics and the struggle for peace, linking activist experience with up-to-date gender analysis. Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney

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