This volume challenges and extends the definition of right and right-wing discourse as traditionally conceived in male scholarship. The eleven papers share a common perspective: a critique of the ideology of 'natural difference' as the basis for oppression of the dominated group. In a radical feminist analysis, the relation of domination between the sexes is seen as central to the projects of the right, in which the constructions of 'nations', 'races' and 'gender' present variations in time and space. In its linking of oppressions, this books makes an important and timely contribution to feminist theory and puts the case for a radical and altogether coherent rethinking of right-wing political space.
1. Notes on contributors; 2. Introduction (by Seidel, Gill); 3. Right-wing discourse and power: exclusions and resistance (by Seidel, Gill); 4. Sexism, a Right-wing constant of any discourse: a theoretical note (by Guillaumin, Colette); 5. Some socio-enunciative characteristics of scientific texts concerning the sexes (by Michard, Claire); 6. Discourse strategies - power and resistance: a socio-enunciative approach (by Viollet, Catherine); 7. The discourse of demographic 'reproduction' as a mode of appropriation of women (by Bisseret-Moreau, Noelle); 8. 'Nation' and 'family' in the British media reporting of the 'Falklands conflict' (by Seidel, Gill); 9. Women against 'the Nation': Representations of Greenham Common in the British Press (by Gunther, Renate); 10. Antifeminism in the British and American New Rights (by David, Miriam); 11. Sexism and racism (by Thalmann, Rita); 12. 'Status of Women' in French revolutionary/liberal ideology (by Capitan, Colette); 13. The women's movement and the extreme right in France (by Lesselier, Claudie)