Gender Equality: Dimensions of Women's Equal Citizenshipby Linda C. McClain
Pub. Date: 08/31/2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citizenship is the common language for expressing aspirations to democratic and egalitarian ideals of inclusion, participation, and civic membership. However, there continues to be a significant gap between formal commitments to gender equality and equal citizenship – in the laws and constitutions of many countries, as well as in international human rights… See more details below
Citizenship is the common language for expressing aspirations to democratic and egalitarian ideals of inclusion, participation, and civic membership. However, there continues to be a significant gap between formal commitments to gender equality and equal citizenship – in the laws and constitutions of many countries, as well as in international human rights documents – and the reality of women’s lives. This volume presents a collection of original works that examine this persisting inequality through the lens of citizenship. Distinguished scholars in law, political science, and women’s studies investigate the many dimensions of women’s equal citizenship, including constitutional citizenship, democratic citizenship, social citizenship, sexual and reproductive citizenship, and global citizenship. Gender Equality takes stock of the progress toward – and remaining impediments to – securing equal citizenship for women, develops strategies for pursuing that goal, and identifies new questions that will shape further inquiries.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction Linda McClain and Joanna L. Grossman; Part I. Constitutional Citizenship and Gender: 1. Gender at the margins of contemporary constitutional citizenship Rogers Smith; 2. Becoming a citizen: marriage, immigration, and assimilation Kerry Abrams; 3. Women's civic inclusion and the bill of rights Gretchen Ritter; 4. Must feminists identify as secular citizens? Lessons from Ontario Beverley Baines; 5. Feminist fundamentalism and constitutional citizenship Mary Anne Case; Part II. Political Citizenship and Gender: 6. Women and antiwar protest: rearticulating gender and citizenship Kathryn Abrams; 7. Stem cells, disability, and abortion: a feminist approach to equal citizenship Nancy Hirschmann; 8. Representation, discrimination, and democracy: a legal assessment of gender quotas in politics Anne Peters and Stefan Suters; 9. Citizenship and women's election to political office: the power of gendered public policies Eileen McDonagh; Part III. Social Citizenship and Gender: 10. Pregnancy and social citizenship Joanna L. Grossman; 11. Equality: still illusive after all these years Martha Albertson Fineman; 12. Razing the citizen: economic inequality, gender, and marriage tax reform Martha T. McCluskey; Part IV. Sexual and Reproductive Citizenship: 13. Sexual citizens: freedom, vibrators, and belonging Brenda Cossman; 14. Feminism, queer theory, and sexual citizenship Maxine Eichner; 15. Infertility, social justice, and equal citizenship Mary Lyndon Shanley; 16. Reproductive rights and the reproduction of gender Barbara Stark; Part V. Global Citizenship and Gender: 17. Women's unequal citizenship at the border Regina Austin; 18. Domestic violence, citizenship and equality Elizabeth Schneider; 19. Reproductive rights and the reproduction of gender Barbara Stark; 20. On the path to equal citizenship and gender equality Anisseh Van Engeland-Nourai; 21. Gender and human rights Deborah Weissman.
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