Gendering (in)security: interrogating security logics within states of exception

Dingli, S. and Purewal, N. (2018) Gendering (in)security: interrogating security logics within states of exception. Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal, 3, pp. 153-163. (doi: 10.1080/23802014.2018.1510295)

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This collection contributes to debates, which seek to move feminist scholarship away from the reification of the war/peace and security/economy divides. However, rather than focusing on the terms of the debate, it foregrounds the empirical reality of the breakdown of these traditional divisions, paying particular attention to the ‘state of exception’ and similar frameworks. In doing so, contributors to this collection trouble the ubiquitous concept and practices of ‘(in)security’ and their effects on differentially positioned subjects. By gendering (in)securities in ‘states of exception’ and other paradigms of government related to it, especially in postcolonial and neo-colonial contexts, it provides an approach, which allows us to study the complex and interrelated security logics, which constitute the messy realities of different – and particularly vulnerable – subjects’ lives. In other words, it suggests that these frameworks are ripe for feminist interventions and analyses of the logics and production of (in)securities as well as of resistance and hybridisation.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Introduction to Special Issue edited by Navtej Purewal and Sophia Dingli.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dingli, Dr Sophia
Authors: Dingli, S., and Purewal, N.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):2379-9978
Published Online:10 September 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Global South Ltd.
First Published:First published in Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal 3:153-163
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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