Gendered Citizenships: Transnational Perspectives on Knowledge Production, Political Activism, and Culture by K. CaldwellGendered Citizenships: Transnational Perspectives on Knowledge Production, Political Activism, and Culture by K. Caldwell

Gendered Citizenships: Transnational Perspectives on Knowledge Production, Political Activism, and…

EditorK. Caldwell, R. Ramirez, K. Coll

Hardcover | January 13, 2010

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This wide-ranging anthology examines the gendered dimensions of citizenship experiences and uses them as a point of departure for rethinking contemporary practices of social inclusion and belonging. Drawing on ethnographic research with diverse communities in the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and the United States, contributors argue for the importance of understanding how notions of belonging and entitlement are locally experienced and subjectively defined by members of marginalized communities. Through analysis of intersectional racial/ethnic, gender, class, and national/tribal identities, the essays place the experiences and analyses of women of color and Third World women at the very center of our understanding of citizenship.


Kia Lilly Caldwell is a faculty member in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.           Kathleen Coll is a Lecturer in Anthropology, Feminist Studies, and Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity at Stanford Unive...
Title:Gendered Citizenships: Transnational Perspectives on Knowledge Production, Political Activism, and…Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pagesPublished:January 13, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230619851

ISBN - 13:9780230619852

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Collectivity and Comparativity: A Feminist Approach to Citizenship--Gender and Cultural Citizenship Inter-University Working Group * PART I: Activism and Organizing * Gender and Citizenship: Teorías in Practice in Immigrant Women’s Community Organization in San Francisco-Kathleen Coll * Black Women, Cultural Citizenship, and the Struggle for Social Justice in Brazil--Kia Lilly Caldwell * Zones of Autonomy: Gendered Cultural Citizenship and Indigenous Women’s Organizing in Mexico--Maylei Blackwell * PART II: Gender, Diaspora, and Transnationalism * Inappropriate/Appropriated Feelings: The Gendered Construction of Transnational Citizenship--Federico Besserer * The Globalization of Care: Gender Inequalities in the New Economy--Rachel Salazar Parreñas * Queen of the Chinese Colony: Contesting Ethnicity & Nation among Chinese in Central America and Panama--Lok Siu * PART III:  Narratives of Belonging * Gender, College, and Cultural Citizenship: A Case Study of Mexican-Heritage Students in Higher Education--Rina Benmayor * Gender, Belonging, and Native American Women: The Activism of Cecelia Fire Thunder and Sarah Deer--Renya K. Ramirez * Sex in the Nation: White Women, Brown Babies, and the Politics of Belonging--Tracy Fisher

Editorial Reviews

“This multi-sited and historically situated collection of essays offers a powerful testament to the richness of indigenous knowledges and personal narratives for reconceptualizing notions of citizenship and belonging.  The editors have expertly framed the collection to highlight multilayered and gendered ways of knowing as they inform conceptualizations of sovereignty, culture, autonomy, diaspora, transnationalism, and social justice. I know of no other book that captures the range of feelings attached to the highly charged construction of citizenship, nor can I think of any other text that persuasively demonstrates the value of collaboration and collegial dialogue for advancing activist scholarship.”—Nancy A. Naples, author of Feminism and Method: Ethnography, Discourse Analysis and Activist Research“This is a very valuable and well thought-out collection. Gendered Citizenships offers a timely range of perspectives that pushes contemporary citizenship studies up a notch; a book that begs to be used in university classrooms across a range of disciplines including political science, sociology and cultural studies.”—Abigail B. Bakan, Professor of Political Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada