An oft-neglected subject, right-wing women are an important component in understanding the many racist, fascist, and anti-feminist movements of the 20th century. Providing original research on an array of right-wing groups around the world, the contributors paint a disturbing and complicated portrait of the women involved in these movements. From Mussolini supporters to Klanswomen, this collection provides an eye-opening look at extremist women.
"Right-Wing Women is an invaluable, unprecedented collection of comparative, interdisciplinary essays. It illuminates both the scope of right-wing projects, and the centrality of women, gender, and sexuality to them." -- Amrita Basu, editor of The Challenge of Local Feminisms: Women's Movements in Global Perspective
"In these essays, upstarts and activists break out of conventional stereotypes about right wing women, and force us to re-think our assumptions about political activism and women's roles. Writing from almost as many disciplinary perspectives as national contexts, the authors have produced a pioneering work about global gender politics." -- Claudia Koonz, author of Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, the Family, and Nazi Politics
"The essays in Right-Wing Women raise profound questions about the relationships between women, nationalism, and feminism. The book not only explores and expands this under-researched field of feminist and political scholarship, but it attempts to do this in a truly global way." -- Nira Yuval-Davis, author of Gender and Nation
"If ever a collection showed the necessity of focusing on women's agency, it is Right-Wing Women. This book is also a good read, one that will appeal to specialists and ordinary readers alike." -- Temma Kaplan, author of Crazy for Democracy: Women in Grassroots Movements