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Gender and Citizenship

Hearn, Jeff and Biricik, Alp (2016) Gender and Citizenship. In: Handbook on Gender in World Politics. International Handbooks on Gender series . Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 85-93. ISBN 978 1 78347 061 7

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Abstract

In the authoritative body of mainstream work citizenship has typically been conceptualized in a universal, often abstract manner, easily leading to its construction as a very general, supposedly ‘objective’ notion. Such tendencies to decontextualization tend to locate the concept of citizenship within the nation-state and, simultaneously, give a lack of attention to diversified contexts in which citizenship, and gendered citizenship in particular, are practiced, articulated and experienced. Citizenship is usually conceived of as based in rights, responsibilities and/or obligations, and is inclusive of, and sometimes conflating, political and economic entitlements, access, and belonging. This not only involves, in different combinations and degrees, formal political representation, but also social and cultural rights, access to state machinery and public services, and perhaps most obviously national militaries and militarisms.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 12:23
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 00:41
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/31019

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