Nation and Gender in Contemporary Europe

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Building on the growing body of theoretical literature on the gendered nature of nationalism, this book 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 the more stable democracies of Western Europe. It 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...
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Overview


Building on the growing body of theoretical literature on the gendered nature of nationalism, this book 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 the more stable democracies of Western Europe. It 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780719068560
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 3/17/2006
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.39 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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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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Table of Contents


Introduction--Vera Tolz and Stephenie Booth
• Political aspects: east and west
• Gender, nation and other polities--Sylvia Walby
• Gender, citizenship and identity in France--Gill Allwood
• Looking-glass women? A comparative analysis of gender and nation in Britain and the Czech Republic--Stephenie Booth
• Gendering citizenship and the state in Switzerland after 1945--Regula Ludi
• The nation and its past: gender, history and democratisation in Romania--Cristina Chiva
• Gendered citizenship in Soviet and Post-Soviet societies--Elena Zdravomyslova and Anna Temkina
• Image manipulation: media, advertisement and cinema
• New realities, new identities? Gender and nation in Polish cinema after 1989--Malgorzata Radkiewicz
• Gender, nation and the abortion debate in the Polish media--Anne-Marie Kramer
• Gender and nationalism in Northern Ireland: representations of women in films about the Troubles--Sarah Edge
• Conclusions--Vera Tolz and Stephenie Booth
• Appendix
• 'HRA, British legislation on immigration and their impact on gender and identity in the United Kingdom'--Cherie Booth
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