. Genocide and mass violence
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This chapter outlines the main debates around nationalism and then analyses the different ways in which gender is central to, but does not exhaust, nationalism. A more sophisticated feminist take on gender matters in nationalism will also recognise that one needs to investigate politics of gender within nationalism. In the chapter one can see how national identity, nationalism, and hence national culture gets constructed and renewed every day through the activities and lives of its supposed subjects/carriers. Culture becomes significant because of the central role played by nationalism and national identity in propping up states or shaping the states. McClintock argues that: To rectify the gender-blind discussions on nationalism, feminist writers initially highlighted women as actors in nationalist movements. A feminist investigation that focuses only on identifying and highlighting the contribution and the role of women in nationalism and nationalist movements has its own limitations, for it adopts a simplistic notion of male and female bodies.