Originally published in 1998, The "Man" Question in International Relations looks the prevalence of man in the world of international relations. The book argues that, focusing on women as a way of changing the gender of international relations can position women as "the problem." The authors of this book suggest that the problem is not "woman" but "man." Rather than highlighting the absences and presence of women in the theories and practices of international relations, the authors concentrate on questioning the practices of masculinities, the hegemony of men, and the subject of "man." In this way, they hope to destabilize the field in ways that "adding women and stirring" has not.

chapter 1|14 pages

“New Times” and New Conversations

ByV. Spike Peterson, Jacqui True

chapter 4|20 pages

Masculinity and the Fear of Emasculation in International Relations Theory

ByLucian M. Ashworth, Larry A. Swatuk

chapter 6|20 pages

Tough and Tender: New World Order Masculinity and the Gulf War

BySteve Niva

chapter 7|21 pages

Gays in the Military: Texts and Subtexts

ByCarol Cohn

chapter 9|16 pages

Sex, Power, and the Grail of Positive Collaboration

ByRalph Pettman