Betty A. Reardon: Key Texts in Gender and Peace

  • Betty A. Reardon
  • Dale T. Snauwaert

Part of the SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice book series (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 27)

Also part of the Texts and Protocols book sub series (BRIEFSTEXTS, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Awareness of Women and Peace Connections 1974–1982

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Betty A. Reardon
      Pages 3-17
    3. Betty A. Reardon
      Pages 19-34
  3. Analysis of Interdependence of Militarism and Sexism 1983–1994

  4. Assertion of Patriarchy as Fundamental to Peace and Peace Education 1995–2013

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 151-153

About this book


This book presents a rich collection of Betty A. Reardon’s writing on gender studies, sexism and the war system, and human security from a feminist perspective.  Betty A. Reardon is a pioneer of gender studies who, as a feminist, identified the structural relationship between sexism and the war system and, as a scholar, a shift from national to human security. As a pioneer in contemporary theories on gender and peace, Betty A. Reardon has continually developed research on the integral relationship between patriarchy and war, and has been an outspoken advocate of gender issues as an essential aspect of peace studies, of problems of gender equity as the subject of peace research, and of gender experience as a crucial factor in defining and attaining human security. Her work evolved in the context of international women’s movements for human rights, peace and the United Nations, and is widely drawn upon by activists and educators in order to introduce a gender perspective to peace studies and education and a peace perspective to women’s studies.


Gender Human Security Militarism Peace Sexism

Authors and affiliations

  • Betty A. Reardon
    • 1
  • Dale T. Snauwaert
    • 2
  1. 1.International Institute on Peace EducationNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Educational Foundations and LeadershipThe University of ToledoToledoUSA

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