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Nation and gender in contemporary Europe
     

Nation and gender in contemporary Europe

by Vera Tolz, Stephenie Booth
 

This book explores historically determined links between gender, nation-building and democratic political processes in contemporary Europe. Building on the growing body of theoretical literature on the gendered nature of nationalism, it offers a systematic examination of similarities and differences in the construction of gender and national identities in

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This book explores historically determined links between gender, nation-building and democratic political processes in contemporary Europe. Building on the growing body of theoretical literature on the gendered nature of nationalism, it offers a systematic examination of similarities and differences in the construction of gender and national identities in post-communist societies of Eastern and East Central Europe as well as established and 'stable' democracies of Western Europe.

This comparision is particularly relevant, and even urgent, given the enlargement of the European Union. The book points to some of the key sources of inevitable tensions in the future united Europe, which stem from different perceptions of national and gender roles in different parts of the continent.

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"A very readable and interesting book on a subject that has attracted a great deal of scholarly attention in recent years."--Linda Edmondson, Birmingham University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719068560
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
03/17/2006
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Vera Tolz is Professor of Russian Studies at the University of Manchester

Stephenie Booth is a columnist for The Irish Times

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