Publisher description for Women and citizenship / edited by Marilyn 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 the
conceptual 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's
citizenship in various parts of the world.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Women's rights -- Congresses.
Women -- Government policy -- Congresses.
Women in politics -- Congresses.
Women -- Social conditions -- Congresses.
Citizenship -- Congresses.
Feminist theory -- Congresses.