Towards an intellectual history of women’s international thought

Owens, Patricia (2017) Towards an intellectual history of women’s international thought. International Studies Quarterly. ISSN 0020-8833 (Accepted)

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Did few, if any, historical women think very deeply about international relations? Were there simply no women in the earliest years of the academic discipline of International Relations (IR)? Existing surveys and anthologies of the field convey just this impression; women in the past did not think seriously about international politics. This article provides evidence of the scale of historical women’s exclusion in IR’s intellectual and disciplinary histories, presenting and analyzing the findings of a study of sixty texts in the history of international thought and disciplinary history, from 1929 until the present. It also presents, for the first time, a comprehensive list of those historical women with at least partial recognition and begins the process of remedying historical women’s exclusion through a detailed case study of one of the figures identified through the survey, the influential scholar of colonial administration, Lucy Philip Mair. The findings are highly significant for IR theory, disciplinary history, and the history of international thought.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Advanced International Theory
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Depositing User: Patricia Owens
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2018 10:08
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2018 09:39

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