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Feminist Nationalism demonstrates how feminism is redefining nationalism by presenting case studies from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Consisting of social movements and cultural ideologies, feminist nationalism links struggles for women's rights with struggles for group identity rights and/or national sovereignty in their goals of self-determination. Many analyses of nationalism assume it is identical for women and men in its definition and operation. This collection challenges that framework by placing women at the center and demonstrating how feminism is redefining nationalism both in particular cases and in the global context.

Contributors: Jill Benderly, Alma Garcia, Sherna Gluck, Gisela Kaplan, Lynn Kwiatkowski, Patrice LeClerc, Zengie A. Mangaliso, Valentine M. Moghadam, Carmel Roulston, Norma Stoltz Chinchilla, Alice Yun Chai.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Women in politics.
Feminism.
Nationalism.