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Women and ETA : the gender politics of radical Basque nationalism /
Carrie Hamilton.
imprint
Manchester : Manchester University Press ; Vancouver ; distributed in Canada by UBC Press, 2007.
description
vii, 256 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0719075459, 9780719075452
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Book
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imprint
Manchester : Manchester University Press ; Vancouver ; distributed in Canada by UBC Press, 2007.
isbn
0719075459
9780719075452
catalogue key
6168546
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Carrie Hamilton is Senior Lecturer in Spanish at Roehampton University, London
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Oral history at its best in the first in-depth study unveiling the role of women in Basque radical nationalism."--Jesus Casquete, University of the Basque Country, Spain.
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Summaries
Main Description
At a time when conflicts throughout the world are highlighting women's roles as armed activists and combatants, Women and ETA offers the first book-length study of women's participation in Spain's oldest armed movement. Women and ETA draws on a unique body of oral history interviews, archival material and published sources, showing how women's participation in the radical Basque nationalist movement has changed from the founding of ETA in 1959 to the present. The book analyses several aspects of women's nationalist activism and experience: collaboration and direct participation in ETA, cultural movements, motherhood, prison and feminism. By focusing on gender politics, Women and ETA offers new perspectives on the history of ETA, including recruitment, the militarisation of radical Basque nationalism, and the role of the media in shaping popular understandings of 'terrorism'. The book is both historical and interdisciplinary, engaging with contemporary debates in Spanish and Basque history, oral history, feminist theory and gender studies. By comparing the case of women in ETA with those of women in other nationalist movements and armed organisations in Europe, Latin America and elsewhere, it makes a major new contribution to the study of women and political violence. Finally, through its analysis of memory, gender and violence, Women and ETA also contributes to contemporary debates about memory in Spain. Book jacket.
Main Description
At a time when conflicts in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere are highlighting women's roles as armed activists and combatants, Women and ETA offers the first book-length study of women's participation in Spain's oldest armed movement.Drawing on a unique body of oral history interviews, archival material and published sources, this book shows how women's participation in radical Basque nationalism has changed from the founding of ETA in 1959 to the present. It analyses several aspects of women's nationalist activism: collaboration and direct activism in ETA, cultural movements, motherhood, prison and feminism. By focusing on gender politics Women and ETA offers new perspectives on the history of ETA, including recruitment, the militarization of radical Basque nationalism, and the role of the media in shaping popular understandings of 'terrorism'. These arguments are directly relevant to the study of women in other insurgence and terrorist movements. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of history, Hispanic studies, gender studies, anthropology and politics, as well as to journalists and readers interested in women's participation in contemporary conflicts and terrorist movements.
Description for Bookstore
At a time when conflicts in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere are highlighting women's roles as armed activists and combatants, Women and ETA offers the first book-length study of women's participation in Spain's oldest armed movement.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introduction: gender, nationalism and memoryp. 1
Growing up nationalistp. 19
Gendering the roots of radical nationalismp. 39
Nationalism goes publicp. 62
Constructing the male warrior and the homefront heroinep. 84
From the domestic front to armed strugglep. 105
The final front: arrest and prisonp. 125
Nationalism and feminismp. 148
Women and the Basque conflict in the new millenniump. 165
Conclusionp. 176
Glossaryp. 184
Interviewsp. 187
Women in ETAp. 188
Notesp. 194
Select bibliographyp. 234
Indexp. 246
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