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Including international case studies including the US, the Caribbean, Indonesia, Ireland, former
Yugoslavia, Liberia, Sri Lanka, Australia, Turkey, China, and India, contributors offer both the masculine and feminine perspective on exploring gender in Jewish and Chinese nationalism, and the anger of white men, just to name a few. They expose 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. While 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.
'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