By Margaret Macpherson

Margaret Macpherson holds a Masters measure in artistic Writing from the collage of British Columbia and has labored as a instructor and journalist in Halifax, Bermuda, and Vancouver. She at present lives in Edmonton along with her husband and 4 youngsters.

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This is important in International Relations because it underscores the ways in which the topics that are considered important, the ways of posing questions, and the approach to studying them are all created rather than somehow natural. These are not, however, the only choices available to us, because despite their contributions they also tend towards ahistorical often essentialist categories which do not refer to either the social construction of women and men or to the historically conditioned and changing, yet materially real, inequality between women and men.

Russell, 'The Nuclear Mentality: Feminist Theories al/d International Relations 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 35 An Outgrowth of the Masculine Mentality', Atlantis, 12( I), 1987, pp. 10-17; Jean Bethke Elshtain, 'On Beautiful Souls, lust Warriors and Feminist Consciousness', Women's Studies Intemational Forum, 5(3/4), 1982; 'Reflections on War and Political Discourse: Realism, lust War and Feminism in a Nuclear Age', Political Theory, 13(1), February 1985 and Women and War (New York: Basic Books, 1987).

Hawkesworth. 'Knowers. Knowing. Known: Feminist Theory and Claims of Truth', p. 535. Paraphrased from Harding. The Science Question in Feminism. p. 24. Runyan and Peterson. 'The Radical Future of Realism'. p. 73. See also Brown. 'Feminism, International Theory, and International Relations of Gender Inequality'. Tong. Feminist Thought: A Comprehensive Introduction. p. 71. This form of epistemological critique parallels closely that made by other 'post-modern. anti-foundational' theorists. For a summary of these arguments.

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