Crossing Borders and Shifting Boundaries: Vol. II: Gender, by Ilse Lenz, Helma Lutz, M. Morokvasic-Müller, Claudia

By Ilse Lenz, Helma Lutz, M. Morokvasic-Müller, Claudia Schöning-Kalender, Helen Schwenken

This quantity introduces a gender size and offers new insights within the concerns like nationalism and racism, id construction, transnational networking, citizenship and democracy.

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The irony behind both the state and anti-state discourses is that the metaphor of the 'mother' as passive, vulnerable and violated remains as the stable terrain upon which these debates are waged. As Kamala Visweswaran too has argued, "it is precisely the enshrining of women in nationalist ideology as 'mother' which establishes the sovereign male subject of nationalism" (1990). 36 Malathi de Alwis References Borthwick, M. (1984). The Changing Role 0/ Women in Bengal 1849-1905. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

15-17. Laclau, E. & Mouffe, C. (1985). Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radieal Demoeratie Polities. London: Verso. Mani, L. (1986). Production of an Official Discourse on Sati in Early Nineteenth Century Bengal. Economie and Politieal Weekly/Review ofWomen's Studies, 21(17), pp. 32-40. Mani, L. (1987). Contentious Traditions: The Debate on Sati in Colonial India. Cultural Critique, 7, pp. 119-56. Obeyesekere, G. (1979). The Vicissitudes of the Sinhala-Buddhist Identity Through Time and Change.

More recently, the Chief Executive of Pakistan General Pervez Musharraf, who is referred to as a 'secular Muslim', had to backtrack on certain reforms proposed in the notorious blasphemy laws, in face of domestic pressure by the religious lobby. l1 The military elite's constant reference to Quranic verses and sayings of the Holy Prophet to justify militarism in Pakistan society was reflected in their 'divine justification' of the nuclear tests as weIl. "There are limits to the number, to the period of time we fast, the pilgrimage.

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