Masculinity and nationalism: gender and sexuality in the making of nations

  title={Masculinity and nationalism: gender and sexuality in the making of nations},
  author={Joane Nagel},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  • Joane Nagel
  • Published 1998
  • Sociology
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
This article explores the intimate historical and modern connection between manhood and nationhood: through the construction of patriotic manhood and exalted motherhood as icons of nationalist ideology; through the designation of gendered 'places' for men and women in national politics; through the domination of masculine interests and ideology in nationalist movements; through the interplay between masculine microcultures and nationalist ideology; through sexualized militarism including the… Expand
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