Sexing political identities/nationalism as heterosexism

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A great deal of analytic work has been done by feminists in different parts of the world on demystifying the state’s will to represent itself as disinterested, neutered, and otherwise benign. [note deleted]…Much less work has been done, however, on elaborating the processes of heterosexualization at work within the state apparatus and charting the ways in which they are constitutively paradoxical: That is, how heterosexuality is at once necessary to the state’s ability to constitute and imagine itself, while simultaneously marking a site of its own instability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWomen, States and Nationalism
Subtitle of host publicationAt Home in the Nation?
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781134597284
ISBN (Print)9780415221726
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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