It can be very difficult coediting a book across continents; perhaps our first thanks should go to email! However, we do have humans to thank as well-- first our contributors for their patience as well as their chapters. A special thanks to some who stretched their imaginations to incorporate "the personal is political" in new ways. We also want to thank the editors who have variously overseen this project: Jennifer Knerr, Brenda Hadenfeld, and Adina Popescu. They have been patient and supportive throughout. Both of us are very grateful for the presence of the Feminist Theory and Gender Section of the International Studies Association. The support of the people in this group is an absolute necessity, and it has enriched both of us personally and professionally.
Marysia would also like to thank the gender working group of the British
International Studies Association and the individuals who have been very
important over the years in which this book has developed: Cynthia Enloe, Jill Steans, Marianne Marchand, Spike Peterson, Jan Jindy Pettman, J. Ann
Tickner, Gillian Youngs, and Cynthia Weber. Marysia would also like to
thank Jane Parpart for getting this project started, for her support and
friendship (and patience!), and for being the diplomatic one. Jane would
like to thank all of the above (excluding herself), particularly Marysia for
carrying the load on this book when Jane was preoccupied with other work.
She would also like to thank the Postcolonial/Postmodern Reading Group
at Dalhousie for agreeing to discuss masculinity(ies) for endless sessions; Blye Frank for his collection and insights; and Dorothy Hodgson, Lily Ling,
and Rob Morrell, whose work on masculinity has inspired some of her own
thinking. Finally, but definitely not least, Marysia would like to thank her
children, Tessa and Laura, for just accepting what she does, and Cindy
Weber for being Cindy. Jane would like to thank her husband, Tim Shaw,
and her children, Laura, Lee, Ben, and Amanda, for putting up with her
preoccupation with this and other projects. They make life worth living.