Nationalisms and sexualities are two of the most powerful discourses shaping contemporary notions of identity. "Nationalisms and Sexualities" looks at how the formation of sexual, gendered, racial and/or class identities have contributed to the formation of national identities, and vice-versa. It also looks at how technologies of representation play a role in the constitution of national and sexual identities and how colonialism and post-colonialism, have altered consolidations of national and sexual identities. Grouped thematically into six sections, topics covered include: dress as a marker of national and sexual status, colonial and neocolonial nations and sexualities, national citizens and feminisms encountering disparate nationalisms. Contributors include : Henry Abelove, Julianne Burton, Jonathan Goldberg, Ketu H. Katrak, Cindy Patton, Eve Kosofsky, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Peter Stallybrass. This book should be of interest to undergraduates and academics of gender studies, gay studies, literary criticism and cultural studies.