chapter  2
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Feminist security studies

ByLAURA J. SHEPHERD

This chapter uses the case study of rape in war to explore the ways in which gender matters to contemporary critical approaches to security. After providing an overview of the theories of gender that might support Feminist Security Studies (FSS) research, I outline the case study and discuss the issue of rape in war through the lenses of different feminist theories. I conclude by commenting briefl y on the limitations of employing a FSS approach.