Women, States and Nations This paper will examine the relationship between women, the state and the notion of nation building and will also analyse how differences in race, class, sexuality, religion and nationality affect citizenship rights. In modern world, the nation- building (and sense of belonging to a certain nation) is not easily separated from the state. This particularly becomes evident from Cynthia Enloe’s work. She notes that “[t]he most stable political system…. Is one in which state power rests on a bed of national identity” ( Enloe , 222). This interconnectedness of nation and state becomes further obvious from Enloe’s examples. During colonial times, many colonies developed a strong sense of national identity before they...The end:
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