Nationalism and Gender


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Nationalism and Gender
In this essay, I argue that nationalism is based on patriarchal practices, and that women are constructed as colonial possessions in order to further the cause of national identity. As a result, nationalist and colonialist efforts are bolstered by the feminizing of ‘the other.’ I will examine these concepts through an analysis of the ways that nationalism and gender issues are connected, and the different ways in which the intersection of gender and geography have been approached by scholars. 
This examination will include an exploration of how the idea of gendered nationalism has changed over time, as colonialist practices have shifted. It is important to address these questions because these gendered constructions...
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