Gendered Citizenship: Historical and Conceptual Explorations by Anupama Roy

Gendered Citizenship: Historical and Conceptual Explorations

byAnupama Roy

Kobo ebook | December 15, 2009

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Adopting a historical conceptual approach, this book examines the gendering of citizenship. It argues that through successive historical periods, `becoming a citizen has involved a gradual extension of the status, to more and more persons and groups, in particular, women, which resulted in a more inclusive and egalitarian structure. But, the promise of equal membership in the politcal community masks the exclusionary framework that defines citizenship as found in caste hierarchies, gender differences, and divides between religious communities based on majority and minority status. Engaging with contemporary debates on citizenship that place themselves within the framework of multiculturalism and world citizenship this work asserts the need to redefine the notion of community by focussing on citizenship as a measure of activity and practice, and by exposing the subtleties of role definition of women implicit in community norms.
Title:Gendered Citizenship: Historical and Conceptual ExplorationsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Orient Blackswan Private LimitedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:8125053255

ISBN - 13:9788125053255

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