Right-Wing Women: From Conservatives to Extremists around the World / Edition 1

Right-Wing Women: From Conservatives to Extremists around the World / Edition 1

by Paola Bacchetta, Margaret Power
     
 

An oft-neglected subject, right-wing women are an important component in understanding the many racist, fascist, and anti-feminist movements of the 20th century. Providing original research on an array of right-wing groups around the world, the contributors paint a disturbing and complicated portrait of the women involved in these movements. From Mussolini

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Overview

An oft-neglected subject, right-wing women are an important component in understanding the many racist, fascist, and anti-feminist movements of the 20th century. Providing original research on an array of right-wing groups around the world, the contributors paint a disturbing and complicated portrait of the women involved in these movements. From Mussolini supporters to Klanswomen, this collection provides an eye-opening look at extremist women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415927772
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Paola Bacchetta is Associate Professor in the Departments of Women's Studies and Geography at the University of Kentucky. Margaret Power is an Assistant Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IAgency/Subjectivity/Subject Positions
1She Loved Mussolini: Margherita Sarfatti and Italian Fascism19
2Female "Fanatics": Women's Sphere in the British Union of Fascists29
3Hindu Nationalist Women Imagine Spatialities/Imagine Themselves: Reflections on Gender-Supplemental-Agency43
4Framing Volksmoeders: The Politics of Female Afrikaner Nationalists, 1904-c.193057
5Whose Virtue Is This? The Virtue Party and Women in Islamist Politics in Turkey71
6"And We Ate Up the World": Memories of the Seccion Femenina85
Pt. IIRight Activisms and Racialized/Classed/Religioned Others
7The Gendered Organization of Hate: Women in the U.S. Ku Klux Klan101
8Charity and Nationalism: The Greek Civil War and the Entrance of Right-Wing Women into Politics115
9Far-Right Women in France: The Case of the National Front Translated from the French by Paola Bacchetta127
10Women in the Non-Nazi Right during the Weimar Republic: The German Nationalist People's Party (DNVP)141
11Spartan Mothers: Fascist Women in Brazil in the 1930s155
12The Feminine "Apostolate in Society" versus the Secular State: The Union Femenina Catolica Mexicana, 1929-1940169
13Foreign Women in Spain for General Franco during the Spanish Civil War183
Pt. IIIInterrogations: Right-Thinking, Feminisms, and the Left
14Pauline and Other Perils: Women in Australian Right-Wing Politics197
15Playing "Femball": Conservative Women's Organizations and Political Representation in the United States211
16Islamisms and Feminism in Egypt: Three Generations of Women's Perspectives225
Pt. IVRighted Bodies: Discipline, Excess, Pleasure
17Confronting Double Patriarchy: Islamist Women in Turkey245
18Queering Hindutva: Unruly Bodies and Pleasures in Sadhavi Rithambara's Performances259
19Right-Wing Women, Sexuality, and Politics in Chile during the Pinochet Dictatorship, 1973-1990273
Works Cited287
Contributors311
Index313

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