Bronwyn Winter, Women, Insecurity, and Violence in a Post-9/11 World (Syracuse University Press, 2017).
September 11 has become a temporal and symbolic marker of the world’s brutal entry into the third millennium. Nearly all discussions of world politics today include a tacit, if not overt, reference to that historical moment. A decade and a half on, Winter considers the impact of 9/11 on women around the world. How were women affected by the events of that day? Were all women affected in the same way? Which aspects of their lives have been discussed in the post-9/11 scenario? Based on theoretical reflection, empirical research, and field work in different parts of the world, each chapter of the book considers a different post-9/11 issue in relation to women: global governance, human security, globalized militarism, identity and sexuality in transnational feminist movements, and religion—particularly Islam. Winter deepens our understanding of the transnational interconnectedness of women’s experiences and explores the response of feminist politics to a post-9/11 world.
About the Author
Bronwyn Winter is deputy director of the European studies program and participating professor in the international and global studies program at the University of Sydney. She is the author of Hijab and the Republic: Uncovering the French Headscarf Debate.