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

Narkowicz, Kasia ORCID logoORCID: and Kumar, Mithilesh (2021) Gendered nationalism in India and Poland: postcolonial and postsocialist conditions in times of populism. In: Postcolonial and postsocialist dialogues. Intersections, opacities, challenges in feminist theorizing and practice. Koobak, Redi, Tlostanova, Madina and Thapar-Bjorkert, Suruchi, eds. Routledge, pp. 243-258. ISBN 9780367434403, e-ISBN 9781003003199. [Book Section] (doi:10.4324/9781003003199-21)

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords (uncontrolled): Humanities, Politics & International Relations, Social Sciences
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 32832
Notes on copyright: 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:
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Depositing User: Kasia Narkowicz
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2021 14:11
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2022 11:24

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