Negotiating Gender in the Military and in International Peacekeeping Operations

Saturday, July 19, 2014: 1:02 PM
Room: 315
Oral Presentation
Helena CARREIRAS , ISCTE-IUL, Lisboa, Portugal

This paper addresses the process of women’s gender negotiation in military contexts, comparing the garrison environment to multinational peacekeeping missions. It builds on knowledge about the military as a gendered organization, military women’s integration strategies and the gendered negotiations of their presence in complex, multifunctional and multinational peacekeeping missions. It draws on empirical information from two decades of research on gender integration and identities in western militaries as well as on data from a field research with a mixed battalion in Kosovo.