Mary Hawkesworth, Rutgers University.
"Few scholars bring theory to bear on lived activistand feministpolitics as lucidly as Ackelsberg does. Resisting Citizenship unpacks with extraordinary analytic clarity the complicated histories and problematic dichotomies surrounding the private and public, dependency and autonomy, individual and community. A superb book."
Mary Fainsod Katzenstein, Cornell University
"Drawing on examples that span the globe and the era of modern democracy, Martha Ackelsberg deepens our appreciation for women’s activism and thinking about power and community. From anarchism to electoral politics, from rural protest to urban community organizing, she highlights how ordinary people, too often ignored in political science, can create political change and alter the very meaning of democracy."
Joan Tronto, Hunter College
"As this collection of extraordinary essays written over the last three decades demonstrates, Martha A. Ackelsberg has been a trailblazer in examining the interrelationships among feminism, grassroots activism, and democratic theory and practice. Ackelsberg uses the prism of gender to challenge us to rethink some of our most basic political concepts, including citizenship, community, participation, the public/private split, independence, and even politics itself."
Susan J. Carroll, Rutgers University
"This compilation of essays is cause for celebration and sustained reflection by feminist scholars who are engaged with issues of political participation, mobilization, and democratization. Martha Ackelsberg's political-theoretical interventions into conventional and disciplinary tropes of the political, the public/private distinction, and citizenship, informed by her thoughtful attention to the practical knowledges and accomplishments of women activists, offer critical and productive insights into vital possibilities for contemporary research and theory."
Christine Di Stefano, University of Washington