ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

dinsdag 9 februari 2021

BOOK: Patricia OWENS & Katharina RIETZLER (eds.), Women's International Thought: A New History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021)

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Book abstract:
Women's International Thought: A New History is the first cross-disciplinary history of women's international thought. Bringing together some of the foremost historians and scholars of international relations working today, this book recovers and analyses the path-breaking work of eighteen leading thinkers of international politics from the early to mid-twentieth century. Recovering and analyzing this important work, the essays offer revisionist accounts of IR's intellectual and disciplinary history and expand the locations, genres, and practices of international thinking. Systematically structured, and focusing in particular on Black diasporic, Anglo-American, and European historical women, it does more than 'add women' to the existing intellectual and disciplinary histories from which they were erased. Instead, it raises fundamental questions about which kinds of subjects and what kind of thinking constitutes international thought, opening new vistas to scholars and students of international history and theory, intellectual history and women's and gender studies.

 On the editors:

Patricia Owens, University of Oxford Patricia Owens is Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford. Her previous publications include Economy of Force (2015), winner of BISA's Susan Strange Prize, Between War and Politics (2007) and co-editor of The Globalization of World Politics (2020). She is a former fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Proctor Fellow at Princeton University. Katharina Rietzler, University of Sussex Katharina Rietzler is Lecturer in American History at the University of Sussex. She is currently completing a book on American philanthropy, International Relations and the problem of the public, 1913–1954. Her work has appeared in journals such as Modern Intellectual History, Diplomatic History and the Journal of Global History. She is a former Mellon Fellow in American History at the University of Cambridge.

On the contributors:

Patricia Owens, Katharina Rietzler, Vivian M. May, Kimberley Hutchings, Helen M. Kinsella, Imaobong Umoren, Tamson Pietsch, Lucian Ashworth, Robbie Shilliam, Keisha N. Blain, Geoffrey Field, Glenda Sluga, Catia Confortini, Barbara Savage, Or Rosenboim, Andrew Jewett, Natasha Wheatley.

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