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The Gender Ironies of Nationalism [electronic resource]: Sexing the Nation
Mayer, Tamar 1952- Editor
imprint
New York : Routledge Nov. 1999 Florence : Taylor & Francis Group [Distributor]
description
376 p. ill 00.925 x 00.625 in.
ISBN
0415162556 (UK-B Format Paperback), 9780415162555
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imprint
New York : Routledge Nov. 1999 Florence : Taylor & Francis Group [Distributor]
isbn
0415162556 (UK-B Format Paperback)
9780415162555
standard identifier
9780415162555
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
abstract
Annotation This book provides a unique social science reading on the construction of nation, gender and sexuality and on the interactions among them. It includes international case studies from Indonesia, Ireland, former Yugoslavia, Liberia, Sri Lanka, Australia, the USA, Turkey, China, India and the Caribbean.
The contributors offer both the masculine and feminine perspective, exposing how nations are comprised of sexed bodies, and exploring the gender ironies of nationalism and how sexuality plays a key role in nation building and in sustaining national identity.
The contributors conclude that control over access to the benefits of belonging to the nation is invariably gendered; nationalism becomes the language through which sexual control and repression is justified masculine prowess is expressed and exercised. Whilst it is men who claim the prerogatives of nation and nation building it is, for the most part, women who actually accept the obligation of nation and nation building.
catalogue key
8122351
target audience
College Audience Routledge
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Tamar Mayer is Professor of Geography at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, USA.
Reviews
Review Quotes
'Mayer, in her thought-provoking and well organized introduction, sets the tone for the volume as she argues that nation, gender and sexuality are all social constructions, and are profoundly embedded in each other.'- Cultural Geographies 'This volume is a useful addition to understanding the intersection between nationalism, state, gender and sexuality in the context of specific national environments ... an important contribution and useful addition to the field of gender studies in nationalism.'- Zlatko Skrbis, University of Queensland
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building it is, for the most part, women who actually accept the obligation of nation and nation building.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This book provides a social science reading on the construction of nation, gender and sexuality and on the interactions between them. It includes case studies from Indonesia, Ireland, Liberia, Australia and China, amongst others.
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This book provides a unique social science reading on the construction of nation, gender and sexuality and on the interactions among them. It includes international case studies from Indonesia, Ireland, former Yugoslavia, Liberia, Sri Lanka, Australia, the USA, Turkey, China, India and the Caribbean.The contributors offer both the masculine and feminine perspective, exposing how nations are comprised of sexed bodies, and exploring the gender ironies of nationalism and how sexuality plays a key role in nation building and in sustaining national identity.The contributors conclude that control over access to the benefits of belonging to the nation is invariably gendered; nationalism becomes the language through which sexual control and repression is justified masculine prowess is expressed and exercised. Whilst it is men who claim the prerogatives of nation and nation building it is, for the most part, women who actually accept the obligation of nation and nation building.
Main Description
This book provides a unique social science reading on the construction of nation, gender and sexuality and on the interactions among them. It includes international case studies from Indonesia, Ireland, former Yugoslavia, Liberia, Sri Lanka, Australia, the USA, Turkey, China, India and the Caribbean. The contributors offer both the masculine and feminine perspective, exposing how nations are comprised of sexed bodies, and exploring the gender ironies of nationalism and how sexuality plays a key role in nation building and in sustaining national identity. The contributors conclude that control over access to the benefits of belonging to the nation is invariably gendered; nationalism becomes the language through which sexual control and repression is justified masculine prowess is expressed and exercised. Whilst it is men who claim the prerogatives of nation and nation building it is, for the most part, women who actually accept the obligation of nation and nation building.
Table of Contents
List of platesp. ix
List of contributorsp. x
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Gender ironies of nationalism: setting the stagep. 1
Spectacular sexuality: nationalism, development and the politics of family planning in Indonesiap. 25
Death of a nation: transnationalism, bodies and abortion in late twentieth-century Irelandp. 65
Sexing the nation/desexing the body: politics of national identity in the former Yugoslaviap. 89
Uneasy images: contested representations of gender, modernity and nationalism in pre-war Liberiap. 113
"Am I a woman in these matters?": notes on Sinhala nationalism and gender in Sri Lankap. 139
Native sex: sex rites, land rights and the making of Aboriginal civic culturep. 163
Kurdish nationalism in Turkey and the role of peasant Kurdish womenp. 187
Calligraphy, gender and Chinese nationalismp. 211
Men's sexuality and women's subordination in Indian nationalismsp. 237
Nationalism and Caribbean masculinityp. 261
From zero to hero: masculinity in Jewish nationalismp. 283
Gender, sexuality and the military model of U.S. national communityp. 309
Angry white men: right exclusionary nationalism and left identity politicsp. 329
Indexp. 351
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