Book Review: 'A Woman's Place: U.S. Counterterrorism Since 9/11' by Joana Cook   [open pdf - 445KB]

From the Document: "In her foundational work in feminist international relations theory, Cynthia Enloe asked 'Where are the Women?' Joana Cook answers with her new book, 'A Women's Place: U.S. Counterterrorism since 9/11.' Cataloguing the policies and practices of the Department of Defense, the Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, Cook identifies and evaluates the role of women and gender in U.S. counterterrorism efforts following the attacks of 9/11. Cook provides a framework to organize these inputs, categorizing the roles women play in counterterrorism, the factors that influence women's participation at the agency level, and rhetorical arguments used to support the inclusion of women. Cook's framework for examining women in counterterrorism pulls together various perspectives not only to view women's roles, but also gender more broadly in institutional cultures and narratives. It is extremely ambitious and it will be interesting to see if others adopt this contribution."

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Homeland Security Affairs (August 2020), v.16, article 4
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