Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3246: Gender and Militarism in West Africa

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

DAYIL, P. B., AND THE CLEEN FOUNDATION 2011. Nigeria. In: GAANDERSE, M., VALASEK, K. (ed.) The Security Sector and Gender in West Africa: a Survey of Police, Defence, Justice and Penal Services in Ecowas States Geneva: The Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).

GOLDSTEIN, J. S. 2001. War and Gender: How Gender Shapes the War System and Vice Versa, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press.

SJOBERG, L. & VIA, S. 2010. Gender, war, and militarism: feminist perspectives, Santa Barbara, Califonia: ABC-CLIO.

AKINKUNMI, A.A. 2018. Hubris: a Brief political history of the Nigerian Army. Army publishing services.

PADDOCK, A. 2018. The Women’s War of 1929. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History. http://oxfordre.com/africanhistory/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190277734.001.0001/acrefore-9780190277734-e-271?print=pdf

STIEHM, J. H. 1983. The protected, the protector, the defender. Women's Studies International Forum. Elsevier, 367-376.

CARREIRAS, H. 2006. Gender and the Military: Women in the Armed Forces of Western Democracies, Routledge.

COHN, C. 2000. “How Can She Claim Equal Rights When She Doesn't Have to Do as Many Push-Ups as I Do?” The Framing of Men's Opposition to Women's Equality in the Military. Men and Masculinities, 3, 131-151.

OMBATI, M. 2015. Feminine masculinities in the military. African Security Review, 24, 403-413.

OGEGE, S. O. 2011. Gender Roles Differentiation and Social Mobility of Women in Nigeria. Journal of Social Science, 27, 67-74.

COCKBURN, C. 2004. Militarism, male power and the persistence of war. Militarism and male violence. London: European Social Forum.