La seguridad y la identidad nacional generizada en Uzbekistán

Translated title of the contribution: Security and gendered national identity in Uzbekistan

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Abstract

Contributing to the growing literature on feminist geopolitics, this article addresses the security discourses employed by the Karimov regime in Uzbekistan's postindependence nation-building process. It examines the ways in which militarism and the 'culture of war' are productive of gendered national identities in Uzbekistan, focusing on how the 'protector-protected' relationship figures prominently in the Karimov regime's anti-terrorist rhetoric. It does so through a textual analysis of the Andijon uprising and the 'Day of Memory and Honor' holiday. It argues that the terrorist threat has been a driving factor in the pervasive militarization of society, but that official responses to state violence in Andijon obscure alternative security concerns of the general population in Uzbekistan - and more specifically those of women. It adds to existing feminist geopolitics literature by expanding it into a new empirical context, while rejecting the assertion that a 'geopolitical' analysis necessarily entails a 'global' approach.

Translated title of the contributionSecurity and gendered national identity in Uzbekistan
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)499-518
Number of pages20
JournalGender, Place and Culture
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Andijon
  • Feminist geopolitics
  • Militarism
  • Nation-building
  • Uzbekistan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Demography
  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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