Gender and Politics

Gender and Far Right Politics in Europe

Editors: Köttig, Michaela, Bitzan, Renate, Petö, Andrea (Eds.)

  • Contributes to the topical discussions surrounding right-wing extremism on an international scale 
  • Makes a significant contribution to the literature on the relationship between right-wing extremism and gender 
  • Provides a comparative study with a wide geographical scope 
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About this book

This book is a systematic consideration of the link between the extreme right and the discourse about developments in regard to gender issues within different national states. The contributors analyze right-wing extremist tendencies in Europe under the specific perspective on gender. The volume brings together the few existing findings concerning the quantitative dimension of activities carried out by men and women in different countries, and illuminates and juxtaposes gender ratios along with the role of women in right-wing extremism. Along with the gender-specific access to right-wing groups, the chapters look at networks, organizational forms, specific strategies of female right-wing extremists, their ideologies (especially regarding femininity and masculinity), hetero normativity, discourses on sexuality, and preventive and counter-strategies. The book will be of use to students and scholars interested in gender and politics, European politics, and political extremism.

About the authors

Michaela Köttig is Professor of Communication and Conflict Resolution at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Her research interests currently focus on biographies and family histories.

Renate Bitzan is Professor of Social Sciences at the Technische Hochschule Nürnberg, Germany. She researches and teaches gender and diversity.

Andrea Pető is Professor at the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and is a Hungarian Academy of Sciences Doctor of Science.

Reviews

“A book for scholars and activists, for everyone who is critically interested in the linkage of nationalist and racist movements on the one hand and gender issues on the other hand. The impressive collection of analysis from all over Europe shows interesting variations of such intersection. In times of re-arising nationalisms and the simultaneousness of advanced standards of women’s emancipation and anti-feminist backlash, the book tremendously helps to be aware of common and differing gender politics within Europe’s far right.” (Prof. Ursula Birsl, Philips-University, Germany)

“For far too long, the relationship between gender and today's extreme right has been neglected. Replete with examples drawn from across Europe, this is an impressive work. Important, timely and deeply thought-provoking, this book is long overdue.” (Professor Nigel Copsey, Teesside University, UK)

“This timely volume sheds light on a largely overlooked, yet critical, aspect of the extreme right in Europe today: gender. The essays cover all areas and many countries in Europe. These well-researched chapters make it abundantly clear the extreme right skillfully employs gendered discourses and appeals as part of their political arsenal. This book is essential reading for those who wish to understand and/or oppose these extreme right-wing movements in contemporary Europe.” (Professor Margaret Power, Illinois Tech, USA)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Köttig, Michaela (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

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  • Doing Racism, Performing Femininity: Women in the Sweden Democrats

    Mulinari, Diana (et al.)

    Pages 13-27

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  • Contesting Gender Equality Politics in Finland: The Finns Party Effect

    Ylä-Anttila, Tuukka (et al.)

    Pages 29-48

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  • The Increasing Visibility of Right-Wing Extremist Women in Contemporary Europe: Is Great Britain an Exception?

    Dauber, Andrea S.

    Pages 49-64

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  • Research on Gender and the Far Right in Germany Since 1990: Developments, Findings, and Future Prospects

    Bitzan, Renate

    Pages 65-78

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eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-43533-6
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 149,79 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43532-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender and Far Right Politics in Europe
Editors
  • Michaela Köttig
  • Renate Bitzan
  • Andrea Petö
Series Title
Gender and Politics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43533-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43533-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43532-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 386
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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