Gender Ideology and Nationalism in the Culture and Politics of Iceland
David Koester
Abstract: In this article I examine the role of gender ;n nationa/ist discourse in terms both of how nations represent themselves and of how national identity is created. Specifically, I describe the centrality of notions of ~the feminine" and Ice/and-as-mother in Icelandic nationalist discourse, examine the historical contexts in which these notions were forged, and illustrate the significance of their symbolic elaborabon in the politica/ arena. Igender, nationalism, ideology, iceland, Europe]