Gender. Nation. Text: Exploring Constructs of Identity

Jennifer Wood (Editor), Lorraine Kelly (Editor), Tina-Karen Pusse (Editor)

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This collection aims to explore the multifarious manifestations of gender intrinsic to national ideologies, the use of gender in the construction and development of nation states, and the role of political, literary and cinematographic discourses in cultural debates that define national and international borders in postcolonial societies.

The selected essays focus primarily on Europe and Latin America and consider the implications of colonialism, dictatorship and transition to democracy on national identities as well as the deliberate use of gendered language and images in the development of discourses of hegemony, frequently used to underpin support for individual political regimes, or as a call to arms to defend national patrimony.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages259
ISBN (Print)978-3-643-90940-4, 3643909403
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameKulturwissenschaft / Cultural Studies / Estudios Culturales / Études Culturelles


  • Gender
  • National ideology
  • Cultural discourse
  • National identity
  • Hegemonies
  • Postcolonial


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