Beyond Citizenship?: Feminism and the Transformation of Belonging

Hardcover | March 29, 2013

EditorSasha Roseneil

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Beyond Citizenship? Feminism and the Transformation of Belonging pushes debates about citizenship and feminist politics in new directions, challenging us to think 'beyond citizenship', and to engage in feminist re-theorizations of the experience and politics of belonging. Citizenship is a troubling proposition for feminism – promising inclusion yet always enacting exclusions. This book asks whether citizenship is a worthwhile object for feminist politics and scholarship, or whether we should find a different language to express our desires to belong, and alternative means to enact our yearnings for equality, justice and reciprocity. Grounded in feminist perspectives that emphasize the importance of affect, subjectivity, embodiment and the collective, it offers important new analyses of the state of citizenship and meanings of belonging in the contemporary globalizing world.

This book is key reading for scholars and students of citizenship, social movements, and feminist and gender theory from a wide range of disciplines, including art practice, comparative literature, gender studies, philosophy, political theory, psychosocial studies, social policy, socio-legal studies, and sociology.

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Beyond Citizenship? Feminism and the Transformation of Belonging pushes debates about citizenship and feminist politics in new directions, challenging us to think 'beyond citizenship', and to engage in feminist re-theorizations of the experience and politics of belonging. Citizenship is a troubling proposition for feminism – promising ...

Sasha Roseneil is Professor of Sociology and Social Theory and Director of the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. She is also Professor II in the Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo, Norway.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:March 29, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230320546

ISBN - 13:9780230320543

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Table of Contents

1. Beyond Citizenship? Feminism and the Transformation of Belonging; Sasha Roseneil
2. Dragging Antigone: Feminist Re-visions of Citizenship; Sam McBean
3. 'Citizen of the World': Feminist Cosmopolitanism and Collective and Affective Languages of Citizenship in the 1790s; Tone Brekke
4. Reluctant Citizens: Between Incorporation and Resistance; Lynne Segal
5. 'But We Didn't Mean That': Feminist Projects and Governmental Appropriations; Janet Newman
6. Public Bodies: Conceptualizing Active Citizenship and the Embodied State; Davina Cooper
7. Sexual Citizenship, Governance and Disability: From Foucault to Deleuze; Margrit Shildrick
8. Citizenship in the Twilight Zone? Sex Work, the Regulation of Belonging and Sexual Democratization in Argentina; Leticia Sabsay
9. Citizenship as (Not)Belonging? Contesting the Replication of Gendered and Ethnicised Exclusions in Post-Dayton Bosnia-Herzegovina; Maria-Adriana Deiana
10. Citizenship after Genocide: Materializing Memory through Art Activism; Karen Frostig
11. The Vicissitudes of Postcolonial Citizenship and Belonging in Late Liberalism; Sasha Roseneil

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"This book is highly recommended for academics with an interest in gender studies...For those who are initiated into the language of the qualitative social sciences, it is a rewarding read." - LSE Review of Books