The 'brutal fecundity of violence': Feminist methodologies of International Relations

Helen M. Kinsella, Laura J. Shepherd

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This article highlights Marysia Zalewski's scholarship as reflective and generative of the multifarious sources and contributions of feminist IR and its 'scavenger methodologies', which seek to centre subjects, processes, and practices historically excluded, ignored, and minimised. The productive depth of her scholarship is evident in the uniqueness of each article in this collection, all of which distinctly document the uses to which Zalewski's writings can be uniquely put. Each of the articles performs a 'turning operation' of sorts on the elementals of feminist IR (gender/women/power/difference) and brings further elaborations of masculinities, sexualities, silences as well as screams, that shift and change what is taken to be feminist research/method - at each point disordering our sensibilities and our assumptions as to what we do when we do feminist work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-303
Number of pages5
JournalReview of International Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

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  • Feminist
  • Gender
  • Methodology
  • Power
  • Zalewski


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