Women And Citizenship

Paperback | September 15, 2005

EditorMarilyn Friedman

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The notion of citizenship is complex; it can be at once an identity; a set of rights, privileges, and responsibilities; an elevated and exclusionary status, a relationship between individual and state, and more. In recent decades citizenship has attracted interdisciplinary attention,particularly with the transnational growth of Western capitalism. Yet citizenship's relationship to gender has gone relatively unexplored--despite the globally pervasive denial of citizenship to women, historically and in many places, ongoing today. This highly interdisciplinary volume explores the political and cultural dimensions of citizenship and their relevance to women and gender. Containing essays by a well-known group of scholars, including Iris Marion Young, Alison Jaggar, Martha Nussbaum, and Sandra Bartky, this book examines theconceptual issues and strategies at play in the feminist quest to give women full citizenship status. The contributors take a fresh look at the issues, going beyond conventional critiques, and examine problems in the political and social arrangements, practices, and conditions that diminish women'scitizenship in various parts of the world.

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The notion of citizenship is complex; it can be at once an identity; a set of rights, privileges, and responsibilities; an elevated and exclusionary status, a relationship between individual and state, and more. In recent decades citizenship has attracted interdisciplinary attention,particularly with the transnational growth of Western...

Marilyn Friedman is Professor of Philosophy at Washington University and author of Autonomy, Gender, Politics (OUP 2002).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.59 inPublished:September 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction, Marilyn FriedmanPart I: Citizenship, Government, and Law1. The Logic of Masculinist Protection: Reflections on the Current Security State, Iris Marion Young2. French Universalism in the Nineties, Joan Wallach Scott3. Battered Women, Intimidation, and the Law, Sandra BartkyPart II: Practices of Citizenship in Culture and Civil Society4. Women's Community Activism and the Rejection of "Politics": Some Dilemmas of Popular Democratic Movements, Martha Ackelsberg5. Arenas of Citizenship: Civil Society, State, and the Global Order, Alison M. Jaggar6. Multiple Subjectivities: Chicanas and Cultural Citizenship, Aida Hurtado7. Care as the Work of Citizens: A Modest Proposal, Joan TrontoPart III: Grounds of Citizenship in Culture and Civil Society8. The Kin Contract and Citizenship in the Middle East, Suad Joseph9. Citizenship and Faith, Amina Wadud10. Women's Education: A Global Challenge, Martha C. NussbaumIndex

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"Both a first rate addition to primary research as well as to critical work in the field. The question of citizenship and gender in particular will become more relevant and pressing as the EU expands and questions of gender parity come to the foreground in the aging developed nations of theWest. This is an important work."--Eduardo Mendieta, SUNY Stony Brook