Gendered National Identity

“Furthermore, gender difference articulated this patriarchal conception of ethnic citizenship in important ways: Citizenship for the female refugee/migrant was presumed, politically, to be determined by the voices and religion of their families of origin. This rhetoric of women as property of family and ethnic community, then, articulated the realization of political subjectivity and citizenship for women in complex and often disempowering modes. Simultaneously, the chapters pay particular attention to the role of normative intimacies, inter-ethnic coupledom, and ethnic masculinities in the cultural construction of the nation and the discursive critique of nationalism, as well as the historical and anthropological silence around the gendered violence done to male bodies.”
~Kavita Daiya

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