Women, States and Nationalism: At Home in the Nation? (Paperback)
  • Women, States and Nationalism: At Home in the Nation? (Paperback)

Women, States and Nationalism: At Home in the Nation? (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 18/05/2000
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Women, States and Nationalism counters this attitude and examines the many and contradictory ways in which women negotiate their places in 'the nation'. The volume includes theoretical essays that explore the multiple ways in which the very concept of 'nation' is based upon notions of family, sexuality and gender power which are often overlooked of downplayed by 'male-stream' scholarship. It gathers together an outstanding panel of feminist scholars and area studies specialists, who, through a series of focused case studies, analyse diverse issues which include;
*gender and sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland
*the paradox of Israeli women soldiers
*women, civic duty and the military in the USA
*the Hindu Right in India
*power, agency and representation in Zimbabwe
*political identity and heterosexism.
This timely volume is a highly valuable resource for students and scholars of Nationalism, Internationalism Studies and Women's Studies.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415221733
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 19 mm

"The editors introduce several themes: the use of self-other dichotomies to construct power relationships, the gendered domination in the state and home implied by sovereignty, and the vulnerability of citizenship in 'specifically gendered and sexualized terms'."
-J.G. Everett, "Choice
"'This book offers an excellent set of dissections of and responses to contemporary scholarship on nationalism, femininity and feminism. One of the strengths of this volume is its interaction between general theoretical chapters and carefully nuanced, historically specific country case studies. This is a rich and useful collection which deserves a wide, cross-disciplinary readership.' - "Cynthia Enloe, Clark University, USA."
..."comparatively different...this collection is its location within political science and international relations, its emphasis on the changing equations of gender and nationalisms as a result of resurgent ethnonationalisms, greater attention to issues ofthe state, and cases that span contexts outside of Europe and focus mostly on contemporary issues."
-Jyoti Puri, Simmons College, "Signs, Winter 2005

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