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Gender and Nation
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Gender and Nation



June 1997 | 168 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Exploring gender relations and the ways they affect and are affected by national projects and processes, Nira Yuval-Davis argues that the constructions of nationhood usually involve specific notions of both 'manhood' and 'womanhood', although their explicit inclusion in the analytical discourse around nations and nationalisms is only a very recent endeavor.

She promotes this analytical project by examining systematically the crucial contribution of gender relations into several major dimensions of nationalist projects, national reproduction, national culture, citizenship, and national conflicts and wars. She sharply differentiates national projects from 'nation-states' and she emphasizes that membership on 'nations' can be sub-, super-, and cross-states.

Gender and Nation is an important contribution to the debates on citizenship, gender, and nationhood. It will be essential reading for academics and students of women's studies, race and ethnic studies, migration, nationalism, sociology, and politics.

 
Theorizing Gender and Nation
 
Women and the Biological Reproduction of the Nation
 
Cultural Reproduction and Gender Relations
 
Citizenship and Difference
 
Gendered Militaries, Gendered Wars
 
Women, Ethnicity and Empowerment
Towards Transversal Politics

 

"Gender and Nation is a very important book, offering sound and well-suported analysis on the many intersections of gender and nationalist ideologies."

Irish Journal of Feminist Studies
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