Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 October 2005

200 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719068560

Bookseller Code (06)


Nation and gender in contemporary Europe

Vera Tolz and Stephenie Booth

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Explores historically determined links between gender, nationalism and democratic political processes in contemporary Europe
  • Offers the first systematic examination of similarities and differences in the construction of gender and national identities in post-communist societies of Eastern and East Central Europe as well as established and 'stable' democracies of Western Europe
  • This comparison is particularly relevant given the enlargement of the European Union
  • Of the thirteen new states who have applied for membership of the EU, ten are former Soviet bloc countries currently undergoing radical political and economic transformations
  • Predicts and critically analyses possible areas of tension in the future united Europe, rooted in different perceptions of national and gender roles in different parts of the continent