Bananas, Beaches and Bases Making Feminist Sense of International Politics

ISBN-10: 0520229126
ISBN-13: 9780520229129
Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)
Authors: Cynthia Enloe
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Description: This radical analysis of globalization reveals the crucial role of women in international politics today. Cynthia Enloe pulls back the curtain on the familiar scenes--governments promoting tourism, companies moving their factories overseas, soldiers  More...

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List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 1/8/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 263
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

This radical analysis of globalization reveals the crucial role of women in international politics today. Cynthia Enloe pulls back the curtain on the familiar scenes--governments promoting tourism, companies moving their factories overseas, soldiers serving on foreign soil--and shows that the real landscape is not exclusively male. She describes how many women's seemingly personal strategies--in their marriages, in their housework, in their coping with ideals of beauty--are, in reality, the stuff of global politics. In exposing policymakers' reliance on false notions of "femininity" and "masculinity," Enloe dismantles an apparently overwhelming world system, revealing it to be much more fragile and open to change than we think.

James A. Michener, 1907 - 1997 James Albert Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in Doylestown, Pa. He earned an A.B. from Swarthmore College, an A.M. from Colorado State College of Education, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He taught for many years and was an editor for Macmillan Publishing Company. His first book, "Tales of the South Pacific," derived from Michener's service in the Pacific in World War II, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical South Pacific, which won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Michener completed close to 40 novels. Some other epic works include "Hawaii," "Centennial," "Space," and "Caribbean." He also wrote a significant amount of nonfiction including his autobiography "The World Is My Home." Among his many other honors, James Michener received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He was married to Patti Koon in 1935; they divorced in 1948. He married Vange Nord in 1948 (divorced 1955) and Mari Yoriko Sabusawa in 1955 (deceased 1994). He died in 1997 in Austin, Texas.James A. Michener, 1907 - 1997 James Albert Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in Doylestown, Pa. He earned an A.B. from Swarthmore College, an A.M. from Colorado State College of Education, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He taught for many years and was an editor for Macmillan Publishing Company. His first book, "Tales of the South Pacific," derived from Michener's service in the Pacific in World War II, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical South Pacific, which won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Michener completed close to 40 novels. Some other epic works include "Hawaii," "Centennial," "Space," and "Caribbean." He also wrote a significant amount of nonfiction including his autobiography "The World Is My Home." Among his many other honors, James Michener received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He was married to Patti Koon in 1935; they divorced in 1948. He married Vange Nord in 1948 (divorced 1955) and Mari Yoriko Sabusawa in 1955 (deceased 1994). He died in 1997 in Austin, Texas.James A. Michener, 1907 - 1997 James Albert Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in Doylestown, Pa. He earned an A.B. from Swarthmore College, an A.M. from Colorado State College of Education, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He taught for many years and was an editor for Macmillan Publishing Company. His first book, "Tales of the South Pacific," derived from Michener's service in the Pacific in World War II, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical South Pacific, which won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Michener completed close to 40 novels. Some other epic works include "Hawaii," "Centennial," "Space," and "Caribbean." He also wrote a significant amount of nonfiction including his autobiography "The World Is My Home." Among his many other honors, James Michener received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He was married to Patti Koon in 1935; they divorced in 1948. He married Vange Nord in 1948 (divorced 1955) and Mari Yoriko Sabusawa in 1955 (deceased 1994). He died in 1997 in Austin, Texas.James A. Michener, 1907 - 1997 James Albert Michener was born on February 3, 1907 in Doylestown, Pa. He earned an A.B. from Swarthmore College, an A.M. from Colorado State College of Education, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He taught for many years and was an editor for Macmillan Publishing Company. His first book, "Tales of the South Pacific," derived from Michener's service in the Pacific in World War II, won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and was the basis for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical South Pacific, which won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Michener completed close to 40 novels. Some other epic works include "Hawaii," "Centennial," "Space," and "Caribbean." He also wrote a significant amount of nonfiction including his autobiography "The World Is My Home." Among his many other honors, James Michener received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. He was married to Patti Koon in 1935; they divorced in 1948. He married Vange Nord in 1948 (divorced 1955) and Mari Yoriko Sabusawa in 1955 (deceased 1994). He died in 1997 in Austin, Texas.

Illustrations
Preface to the 2000 edition
Preface to the 1989 edition
Gender Makes the World Go Round
Where are the women? Clues from the Iran/Contra affair
Masculinity and international politics
Beyond the global victim
On the Beach: Sexism and Tourism
Foot-loose and gendered
Femininity in a world of progress
Package tours for the respectable woman
The tourism formula for development
Flight attendants and chambermaids
Sex tourism in international politics
Conclusion
Nationalism and Masculinity
Gendered colonialism
Hollywood and colonial nostalgia
Nationalism and the veil
Patriarchy inside the movement
The other nostalgia
Conclusion
Base Women
Race and sex on the unsinkable aircraft carrier
Living with the base
Greenham and sexuality
When bases move
Foreign bases in the Third World: is prostitution the issue?
AIDS, bases and the 'Pacific Rim'
Conclusion
Diplomatic Wives
Imperial diplomacy
The domestication of diplomacy
'Don't agonize, organize'
Wages for (diplomatic) housework
Confucian embassy politics
Third World diplomatic wives
Women as diplomats, men as spouses
Women in international organizations
Conclusion
Carmen Miranda on My Mind: International Politics of the Banana
'I'm Chiquita Banana and I've come to say'
Women in banana republics
Women weed, women clean
Brothels and bananas
Patriarchal land reform
Conclusion
Blue Jeans and Bankers
The Benetton model
The banker and the seamstress
Making women's labor cheap
'The light industry girls'
An earthquake is only the beginning
Conclusion
'Just Like One of the Family': Domestic Servants in World Politics
Nannies, maids and empires
Domestic servants and the IMF
'Down big yard': maids and the state
Conclusion
Conclusion: The Personal is International
Notes
Index

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