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dc.contributor.authorLippe, Berit von der
dc.contributor.authorVäyrynen, Tarja
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-09T11:05:46Z
dc.date.available2012-07-09T11:05:46Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn1461-7420 (e-utg)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11250/93566
dc.descriptionThis is the authors’ final, accepted and refereed manuscript to the articleno_NO
dc.description.abstractThe article analyses Finland’s and Norway’s female politicians’ war rhetoric with reference to the war in Afghanistan and contrasts it with Laura Bush’s rhetoric and feminism. In the Nordic countries the strong liberal and equity tradition of feminism could open up spaces for thinking differently about war, and yet the co-optation of hegemonic war rhetoric occurs in several ways. The ideograph ‘women-and-children’ is often evoked and added to the hegemonic foreign policy rhetoric without questioning the actual rhetorical work it does. Gender-neutral rhetoric is used to hail into being a collective and unitary western do-gooder identity and to distance Nordic involvement from the US ‘war on terror’. The panegyric of UN Resolution 1325 facilitates the metamorphosis of the militaristic and masculine US-led NATO into a collective peacekeeper capable of saving ‘brown women from brown menno_NO
dc.language.isoengno_NO
dc.publisherSage Publicationsno_NO
dc.subjectco-optationno_NO
dc.subjectfeminist rhetoricno_NO
dc.subjectforeign policyno_NO
dc.subjectNordic feminismno_NO
dc.subjectsilenceno_NO
dc.subjectsubalternno_NO
dc.subjectwar rhetoricno_NO
dc.titleCo-opting feminist voices for the war on terror: Laura Bush meets Nordic feminismno_NO
dc.typeJournal articleno_NO
dc.typePeer reviewedno_NO
dc.source.pagenumber19-33no_NO
dc.source.volume18no_NO
dc.source.journalThe European Journal of Women’s Studiesno_NO
dc.source.issue1no_NO
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1350506810386082


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