Nationalism, Militarism and Masculinity After the Construction of the Border

  title={Nationalism, Militarism and Masculinity After the Construction of the Border},
  author={Stratis Andreas Efthymiou},
  journal={Nationalism, Militarism and Masculinity in Post-Conflict Cyprus},
  • Stratis Andreas Efthymiou
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Nationalism, Militarism and Masculinity in Post-Conflict Cyprus
This chapter shows nationalism, militarism and masculinity as constructed in Cyprus after the partition of the island in 1974. The community, civil society and state constructed the post-1974 idea of the country as gendered and victimized. Tied in with it is militarism—the creation of an ideology of ‘defence’, expressed with a ‘fighting spirit’ in a national struggle aiming to ‘liberate’ the ‘occupied’. The national ‘struggle’ and ‘fighting spirit’ are embodied by men and linked to notions of… 


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