Gender and Nation

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SAGE, May 5, 1997 - Social Science - 157 pages
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Nira Yuval-Davis provides an authoritative overview and critique of writings on gender and nationhood, presenting an original analysis of the ways gender relations affect and are affected by national projects and processes. In Gender and Nation Yuval-Davis argues that the construction of nationhood involves specific notions of both `manhood' and `womanhood'. She examines the contribution of gender relations to key dimensions of nationalist projects - the nation's reproduction, its culture and citizenship - as well as to national conflicts and wars, exploring the contesting relations between feminism and nationalism.

Gender and Nation is an important contribution to the debates on citizenship, gender and nation

  

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Contents

Women and the Biological Reproduction of the Nation
26
Cultural Reproduction and Gender Relations
39
Citizenship and Difference
68
Gendered Militaries Gendered Wars
93

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About the author (1997)

Nira Yuval-Davis is Director of the Research Centre on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) at The University of East London.