Gendered nationalism in India and Poland: postcolonial and postsocialist conditions in times of populism

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Narkowicz, K. and Kumar, M. 2021. Gendered nationalism in India and Poland: postcolonial and postsocialist conditions in times of populism. in: Koobak, R., Tlostanova, M. and Thapar-Bjorkert, S. (ed.) Postcolonial and postsocialist dialogues. Intersections, opacities, challenges in feminist theorizing and practice Routledge. pp. 243-258
Chapter titleGendered nationalism in India and Poland: postcolonial and postsocialist conditions in times of populism
AuthorsNarkowicz, K. and Kumar, M.
Abstract

This chapter is a study of right-wing populist politics in India and Poland exploring the intersections of gender, migration, and national identity. The text examines recent events and changes to legislation that particularly target Muslim minorities in the two countries. Through a critical analysis of media coverage, policy- and public documents discussing the Polish migration policy and the Indian Citizenship Amendment Act, the authors explore contemporary expressions of gendered nationalism/femonationalism that delineates the contours of conservative patriarchal politics focussed on the protection of women. Through tracing the genealogy of right-wing thinking and evolution of national identity that excludes undesirable bodies, the chapter points to the conjunctural nature of postcolonial and postsocialist conditions and brings forth the dilemmas of decolonial politics in the two countries.

KeywordsHumanities, Politics & International Relations, Social Sciences
LanguageEnglish
Page range243-258
Book titlePostcolonial and postsocialist dialogues. Intersections, opacities, challenges in feminist theorizing and practice
EditorsKoobak, R., Tlostanova, M. and Thapar-Bjorkert, S.
PublisherRoutledge
ISBN
Hardcover9780367434403
Electronic9781003003199
Publication dates
Print23 Mar 2021
Online23 Mar 2021
Publication process dates
Deposited09 Apr 2021
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Postcolonial and Postsocialist Dialogues. Intersections, Opacities, Challenges in Feminist Theorizing and Practice on 23/03/2021, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9780367434403

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003003199-21
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