Gendering Nationalism

Intersections of Nation, Gender and Sexuality

  • Jon Mulholland
  • Nicola Montagna
  • Erin Sanders-McDonagh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Jon Mulholland, Erin Sanders-McDonagh, Nicola Montagna
    Pages 1-27
  3. Deploying Sexuality for a Gendered Nationalism

  4. Women Supporting Nationalist Movements

  5. Nations, Borders, and the Gendered Signification of Migration

  6. Institutional Mediations Past and Present: Understanding the Conditions for Women-Friendly Nationalisms

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 357-388

About this book


This volume offers an empirically rich, theoretically informed study of the shifting intersections of nation/alism, gender and sexuality. Challenging a scholarly legacy that has overly focused on the masculinist character of nationalism, it pays particular attention to the people and issues less commonly considered in the context of nationalist projects, namely women and sexual minorities. Bringing together both established and emerging researchers from across the globe, this multidisciplinary and comparison-rich volume provides a multi-sited exploration of the shifting contours of belonging and Otherness generated by multifarious nationalisms. The diverse, and context specific positionings of men and women, masculinities and femininities, and hegemonic and non-normative sexualities, vis-à-vis nation/alism, are illuminated through a vibrant array of contemporary theoretical lenses. These include historical and feminist institutionalism, post-colonial theory, critical race approaches, transnational and migration theory and semiotics.


Ethnicity Extreme Right Masculinities Femininities Heteronormativity Homosexuality nationalism Feminism populism Immigration Diaspora masculinism postcolonial Racialized sexism sexuality semiotics homonationalism femonationalism religion transnational

Editors and affiliations

  • Jon Mulholland
    • 1
  • Nicola Montagna
    • 2
  • Erin Sanders-McDonagh
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Health and Social SciencesUniversity of the West of EnglandBristolUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of LawMiddlesex UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social ResearchUniversity of KentKentUnited Kingdom

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