Nationalism, Militarism and Masculinity After the Construction of the Border

  • Stratis Andreas Efthymiou


This chapter shows nationalism, militarism and masculinity as constructed in Cyprus after the partition of the island in 1974. The community, civil society and state constructed the post-1974 idea of the country as gendered and victimized. Tied in with it is militarism—the creation of an ideology of ‘defence’, expressed with a ‘fighting spirit’ in a national struggle aiming to ‘liberate’ the ‘occupied’. The national ‘struggle’ and ‘fighting spirit’ are embodied by men and linked to notions of post-conflict masculinity.


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  • Stratis Andreas Efthymiou
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  1. 1.University of Applied SciencesBerlinGermany

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