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By Nickie Charles, Helen Hintjens

Gender, Ethnicity and Political Ideologies develops a feminist viewpoint on political matters together with non secular fundamentalism, inter-ethnic clash and the method of democratization within the post-Cold battle period. incorporated are chapters on inter-ethnic clash within the former Yugoslavia, the emergence of a "male democracy" in Chile, women's rights in Israel, the a long way correct and girls in France and the adventure of immigrants in Britain. Gender, Ethnicity and Political Ideologies is a revealing examine of women's involvement with restrictive political ideologies and demonstrates the significance of a feminist politics that permits ladies to appreciate and paintings with one another around the limitations that divide them.

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It is because of this that western feminism is critical of the dualistic nature of Enlightenment thought which renders similarity and difference mutually exclusive and encloses women in the category of ‘other’ (Hekman 1990). Feminists thus argue for a wider conceptualisation of citizenship than has been evident in either liberal democracies or in most socialist societies; a conception that allows for difference and that is not constructed by the public-private divide (Charles 1993; Einhorn 1993; Eisenstein 1993).

Women, Islam and the State, London: Macmillan. Papanek, H. ) Identity Politics and Women: 26 Nickie Charles and Helen Hintjens Cultural Reassertions and Feminisms in International Perspective, Boulder, CO: Westview. Pateman, C. (1988) The Sexual Contract, Cambridge: Polity. Sahgal, G. and Yuval-Davis, N. Yuval-Davis (eds) Refusing Holy Orders: Women and Fundamentalism in Britain, London: Virago. Schirmer, J. (1993) ‘The seeking of truth and the gendering of consciousness’, inS. Westwood (eds) ‘Viva’: Women and Popular Protest in Latin America, London: Routledge.

This ensured the reassertion of the public-private dichotomy and the establishment of a male democracy with no commitment to gender democracy in the home, and a gendered definition of citizenship based on involvement in the public domain. Democracy in Chile, therefore, embodies a specific class and gender order, but, at the same time, there is space for manoeuvre by women’s organising within and outside the state. This chapter suggests that transversal politics may be as difficult to achieve across class boundaries as it is across national and ethnic boundaries.

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