Book details

Publication date: December 2015
Features: Foreword, bibliography, notes, index
Keywords: Gender Studies/Education/Military Studies
Subject(s): HISTORY / Military / Canada, Political Science, Gender & Sexuality, Women’s Studies, Gender Studies/Education/Military Studies, Military History, Women's Studies, Canadian History, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies, Gender studies, gender groups, Gender Studies/Education/Military Studies, EDUCATION / Research
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Nancy Taber. Nancy Taber is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Brock University. Her teaching and research extend from her experiences serving in the Canadian military as a Sea King helicopter air navigator.

Mark Anthony Castrodale.

Gillian L. Fournier.

Cindy L. Hanson.

Laura Lane.

Jamie Magnusson.

Robert C. Mizzi.

Shahrzad Mojab.

Snežana Ratkovic.

Roger Saul.

Andrew Jeffrey Haddow.

Patricia Gouthro.

"Canada in the First World War with a population of 8 million lost 61,000 dead. The tiny Kingdom of Serbia, half our size, lost 1.1 million. By any measure of modesty or good sense Canadians have some nerve in boasting of our wartime exploits as a defining moment in history. Yet the sheen of reflected military glory even today is irresistible to certain politicians who promote a 'national identity that is masculinist and militarized', writes Prof. Nancy Taber of Brock University. Gendered Militarism in Canada examines the contradiction. It is a thoughtful book. Editor Taber brings street cred to the topic; she is a former Sea King navigator." [Full article at]

Holly Doan, Blacklock's Reporter

“[Gendered Militarism] provides both a theoretical and practical foundation for the necessary consideration of gendered militarism in a wide range of applications. The book’s language is accessible, its examples are many and clear, and its theoretical frameworks provide a wide variety of complementary approaches as applied to personal, local, national and international contexts. The diversity of the approaches and contributors undoubtedly add validity to the book’s findings, and each author provides different ways of resisting and opposing gendered militarism…. [W]hether the reader comes from education, gender studies, communication and cultural studies, or government, military or civilian organizations, they will find the book helpful in identifying where and when gendered militarism is replicated and advanced.”

Patricia Mazepa, TOPIA Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, Volume 37

Foreword // Patricia Gouthro
Introduction / Learning, Gender and Militarism // Nancy Taber

1 War of Gender Games // Jamie Magnusson and Shahrzad Mojab
2 Militarizing or Anti-Militarizing Facebook
Resisting and Reproducing Gendered Militarism Online // Laura Lane
3 Popular Media, Pedagogy, and Patriarchy
Gender, Militarism, and Entertainment in Canada // Andrew Haddow
4 Official (Masculinized and Militarized) Representations of Canada
Learning Citizenship // Nancy Taber
5 A Critical Discussion on Disabled Subjects
Examining Ableist and Militarist Discourses in Education // Mark Anthony Castrodale
6 Uncovering Rainbow (Dis)Connections
Sexual Diversity and Adult Education in the Canadian Armed Forces // Robert C. Mizzi
7 The Complexities of Gender Training in Contexts of Conflict and Peacebuilding // Cindy Hanson
8 Militarism, Motherhood, and Teaching
A Yugoslav-Canadian Case // Snežana Ratković
9 An Invisible Web
Examining Cyberbullying, Gender, and Identity
through Ethnodrama // Gillian L. Fournier
10 War Games
School Sports and the Making of Militarized Masculinities // Roger Saul

Conclusion / Final Thoughts and Connecting Threads // Nancy Taber

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