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Right-Wing Women: From Conservatives to Extremists around the World / Edition 1

Right-Wing Women: From Conservatives to Extremists around the World / Edition 1

by Paola Bacchetta, Margaret Power
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An oft-neglected subject, right-wing women are an important component in understanding the many racist, fascist, and anti-feminist movements of the 20th century. Providing original research on an array of right-wing groups around the world, the contributors paint a disturbing and complicated portrait of the women involved in these movements. From Mussolini supporters to Klanswomen, this collection provides an eye-opening look at extremist women.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415927772
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/01/2002
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Paola Bacchetta is Associate Professor in the Departments of Women's Studies and Geography at the University of Kentucky. Margaret Power is an Assistant Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Table of Contents

Part I.Agency/Subjectivity/Subject Positions
1.She Loved Mussolini: Margherita Sarfatti and Italian Fascism19
2.Female "Fanatics": Women's Sphere in the British Union of Fascists29
3.Hindu Nationalist Women Imagine Spatialities/Imagine Themselves: Reflections on Gender-Supplemental-Agency43
4.Framing Volksmoeders: The Politics of Female Afrikaner Nationalists, 1904-c. 193057
5.Whose Virtue Is This? The Virtue Party and Women in Islamist Politics in Turkey71
6."And We Ate Up the World": Memories of the Seccion Femenina85
Part II.Right Activisms and Racialized/Classed/Religioned Others
7.The Gendered Organization of Hate: Women in the U.S. Ku Klux Klan101
8.Charity and Nationalism: The Greek Civil War and the Entrance of Right-Wing Women into Politics115
9.Far-Right Women in France: The Case of the National Front Translated from the French by Paola Bacchetta127
10.Women in the Non-Nazi Right during the Weimar Republic: The German Nationalist People's Party (DNVP)141
11.Spartan Mothers: Fascist Women in Brazil in the 1930s155
12.The Feminine "Apostolate in Society" versus the Secular State: The Union Femenina Catolica Mexicana, 1929-1940169
13.Foreign Women in Spain for General Franco during the Spanish Civil War183
Part III.Interrogations: Right-Thinking, Feminisms, and the Left
14.Pauline and Other Perils: Women in Australian Right-Wing Politics197
15.Playing "Femball": Conservative Women's Organizations and Political Representation in the United States211
16.Islamisms and Feminism in Egypt: Three Generations of Women's Perspectives225
Part IV.Righted Bodies: Discipline, Excess, Pleasure
17.Confronting Double Patriarchy: Islamist Women in Turkey245
18.Queering Hindutva: Unruly Bodies and Pleasures in Sadhavi Rithambara's Performances259
19.Right-Wing Women, Sexuality, and Politics in Chile during the Pinochet Dictatorship, 1973-1990273
Works Cited287

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