Heterosexual Nationalism: Discourses on Masculinity and Femininity

Kanchan Kumari


When control over women’s sexuality always remain the base for nation state and national identity this research would tries to argue that it is not just about the control over women’s sexuality but by giving prominence to an ideal form of sexuality that it regulates other possible forms of sexuality too. This paper strives to look at how by producing and reproducing particular sexuality and gender as normal, acceptable and essential, a community of nation-state redefined the private realm to ensure and maintained the hegemony of dominant groups and unequal power relations and vice-versa? It also look at the relationship between compulsory heterosexuality (or hetronormativity), procreative sex and nation-state? What role does compulsory heterosexuality play in the making of nation-state? How naturalization/legitimization of only one form of sexuality leads to delegitimation of other possible forms of sexualities.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/ijsss.v6i11.3416


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