Women, Ethnicity and Nationalism: The Politics of Transition

Women, Ethnicity and Nationalism: The Politics of Transition

by Robert E. Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415171377

ISBN-13: 9780415171373

Pub. Date: 07/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Women, Ethnicity and Nationalism asks whether societies caught in political or social transition provide new opportunities for women, or instead, create new burdens and obstacles for them. Using contemporary case-studies, each author looks at the interaction of gender ethnicity and class in a divided society. The varying experiences of women are discussed in

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Women, Ethnicity and Nationalism asks whether societies caught in political or social transition provide new opportunities for women, or instead, create new burdens and obstacles for them. Using contemporary case-studies, each author looks at the interaction of gender ethnicity and class in a divided society. The varying experiences of women are discussed in the following countries: Northern Ireland; South Africa; the former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia; Yemen; Lebanon and Malaysia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415171373
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface and acknowledgements
1Women, ethnicity and nationalism: surveying the ground1
2Gender and nation23
3Identity, location, plurality: women, nationalism and Northern Ireland36
4Gender, nationalism and transformation: difference and commonality in South Africa's past and present62
5Women in contemporary Russia and the former Soviet Union87
6Back to the future: nationalism and gender in post-socialist societies120
7Women's rights and political conflict in Yemen 1990-1994133
8Communal violence, civil war and foreign occupation: women in Lebanon150
9Islamization and modernization in Malaysia: competing cultural reassertions and women's identity in a changing society170
10Conclusion193
Index204

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