Muscular Nationalism: Gender, Violence, and Empire in India and Ireland, 1914-2004

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NYU Press, 2012 - 210 Seiten
A particular dark triumph of modern nationalism has been its ability to persuade citizens to sacrifice their lives for a political vision forged by emotional ties to a common identity. Both men and women can respond to nationalistic calls to fight that portray muscular warriors defending their nation against an easily recognizable enemy. This us versus them mentality can be seen in sectarian violence between Hindus and Muslims, Tamils and Sinhalas, Serbs and Kosovars, and Protestants and Catholics. In Muscular Nationalism, Sikata Banerjee takes a comparative look at India and Ireland and the relationship among gender, violence, and nationalism. Exploring key texts and events from 1914-2004, Banerjee explores how women negotiate muscular nationalisms as they seek to be recognized as legitimate nationalists and equal stakeholders in their national struggles. Banerjee argues that the gendered manner in which dominant nationalism has been imagined in most states in the world has had important implications for women's lived experiences.Drawing on a specific intersection of gender and nationalism, she discusses the manner in which women negotiate a political and social terrain infused with a masculinized dream of nation-building. India and Ireland - two states shaped by the legacy of British imperialism and forced to deal with modern political/social conflict centring on competing nationalisms - provide two provocative case studies that illuminate the complex interaction between gender and nation.
 

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Inhalt

Politicized Femininity and Muscular Nationalism
1
The Weak Bengali and the Simianized Celt
21
Muscular Nationalism in Colonial India and Ireland
45
3 Irish and Indian Women in Muscular Nationalism 19141932
75
Naxal and Armagh Women
107
5 Who Is a Proper Woman in the Nation? Femininity in the Roop Kanwar Immolation and the 2004 Irish Citizenship Referendum
133
Women and Muscular Nationalism Some Final Thoughts
163
Notes
169
Bibliography
185
Index
199
About the Author
210
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Sikata Banerjee is Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Victoria, Canada and author of Warriors in Politics: Hinduism, Nationalism, Violence, and the Shiv Sena in India and Make Me a Man! Masculinity, Hinduism, and Nationalism in India.

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