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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415927772
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/1/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Agency/Subjectivity/Subject Positions
1 She Loved Mussolini: Margherita Sarfatti and Italian Fascism 19
2 Female "Fanatics": Women's Sphere in the British Union of Fascists 29
3 Hindu Nationalist Women Imagine Spatialities/Imagine Themselves: Reflections on Gender-Supplemental-Agency 43
4 Framing Volksmoeders: The Politics of Female Afrikaner Nationalists, 1904-c.1930 57
5 Whose Virtue Is This? The Virtue Party and Women in Islamist Politics in Turkey 71
6 "And We Ate Up the World": Memories of the Seccion Femenina 85
Pt. II Right Activisms and Racialized/Classed/Religioned Others
7 The Gendered Organization of Hate: Women in the U.S. Ku Klux Klan 101
8 Charity and Nationalism: The Greek Civil War and the Entrance of Right-Wing Women into Politics 115
9 Far-Right Women in France: The Case of the National Front Translated from the French by Paola Bacchetta 127
10 Women in the Non-Nazi Right during the Weimar Republic: The German Nationalist People's Party (DNVP) 141
11 Spartan Mothers: Fascist Women in Brazil in the 1930s 155
12 The Feminine "Apostolate in Society" versus the Secular State: The Union Femenina Catolica Mexicana, 1929-1940 169
13 Foreign Women in Spain for General Franco during the Spanish Civil War 183
Pt. III Interrogations: Right-Thinking, Feminisms, and the Left
14 Pauline and Other Perils: Women in Australian Right-Wing Politics 197
15 Playing "Femball": Conservative Women's Organizations and Political Representation in the United States 211
16 Islamisms and Feminism in Egypt: Three Generations of Women's Perspectives 225
Pt. IV Righted Bodies: Discipline, Excess, Pleasure
17 Confronting Double Patriarchy: Islamist Women in Turkey 245
18 Queering Hindutva: Unruly Bodies and Pleasures in Sadhavi Rithambara's Performances 259
19 Right-Wing Women, Sexuality, and Politics in Chile during the Pinochet Dictatorship, 1973-1990 273
Works Cited 287
Contributors 311
Index 313
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