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Nationalism and feminism

Carrie Hamilton

in Women and ETA

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780719075452
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700754 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719075452.003.0008
Nationalism and feminism

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This chapter extends the examination of feminism through an exploration of radical nationalist feminist organisations in the 1970s and 1980s and their often frustrated attempts to introduce a feminist agenda into radical nationalism. It argues that the vibrant nationalist feminism of the period 1977–82 was less successful in having its demands recognised by the wider radical nationalist movement than it was in campaigning around broader feminist issues – most notably abortion rights and violence against women. The chapter also analyses the interviewees' mixed memories of feminism and discusses that factors that contributed to the emergence of Basque nationalist feminism.

Keywords: nationalist feminism; radical nationalism; abortion; violence against women; Basque

Chapter.  7473 words. 

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