The New Political Infamy and the Sacrilege of Feminism

Metaphilosophy 35 (3):313-329 (2004)
: This essay is about women being crucial to the constitution of the state and the construction of the ideal of the nation. It argues that the role of actual women as reproducers of the nation and as iconic representations of mythological figures at the helm of nation building is bound up with a certain psychical fantasy of woman. It argues further that Women in Black and other political activist groups have developed embodied feminist politics that not only bring the feminine body into public view during wartime but also undermine the place of the good woman as the reproducer of the nation who mourns only for the lost soldiers of her people
Keywords nation  mourning  imagination  feminism  imaginary  Women in Black
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9973.2004.00321.x
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