Gender, Nationalism, and War: Conflict on the Movie Screen

Gender, Nationalism, and War: Conflict on the Movie Screen

Virginia Woolf famously wrote ‘as a woman I have no country’, suggesting that women had little stake in defending countries where they are considered second-class citizens, and should instead be forces for peace. Yet women have been perpetrators as well as victims of violence in nationalist conflicts. This unique book generates insights into the role of gender in nationalist violence by examining feature films from a range of conflict zones. In The Battle of Algiers, female bombers destroy ci…

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