Gender and women in the Front National discourse and policy: from 'mothers of the nation' to 'working mothers'?

Francesca Scrinzi
2017 New Formations  
This article explores the gendered dimensions of the populist radical right discourse and policy by considering the Front national in France. The article shows how the Front national has progressively moved from a 'traditional' to a 'modern traditional' approach to issues of gender, women's work, and the family. The core of the Front national policy and ideology has remained stable over time, with regard to the interconnected issues of gender and of immigration. However, there is a significant
more » ... e is a significant move from the celebration of women as 'mothers of the nation', prevalent in the party until the 1990s, to an emphasis on 'working mothers' in
doi:10.3898/newf:91.05.2017 fatcat:nqi4l4eqa5bkhn6zudmt22it3q