Sexual citizenship has become a key concept in the social sciences. It describes the rights and responsibilities of citizens in sexual and intimate life, including debates over equal marriage and women's human rights, as well as shaping thinking about citizenship more generally. But what does it mean in a continually changing political landscape of gender and sexuality? In this timely intervention, Diane Richardson examines the normative underpinnings and varied critiques of sexual citizenship, asking what they mean for its future conceptual and empirical development, as well as for political activism. Clearly written, the book shows how the field of sexuality and citizenship connects to a range of important areas of debate including understandings of nationalism, identity, neoliberalism, equality, governmentality, individualization, colonialism, human rights, globalization and economic justice. Ultimately this book calls for a critical rethink of sexual citizenship. Illustrating her argument with examples drawn from across the globe, Richardson contends that this is essential if scholars want to understand the sexual politics that made the field of sexuality and citizenship studies what it is today, and to enable future analyses of the sexual inequalities that continue to mark the global order.
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About the Author
Diane Richardson is Professor of Sociology at Newcastle University.
Table of Contents1. Making Sexual CitizenshipPART ONE: RE-THINKING SEXUAL CITIZENSHIP2. What is Sexual Citizenship?3. Limits to Sexual Citizenship4. Sexualizing Citizenship: Now You See it, Now You DontPART TWO: TRANSFORMING CITIZENSHIP? SEXUALITY, GENDER AND CITIZENSHIP STRUGGLES5. Global Influences on Sexuality and Citizenship6. Sexuality, the State and Governance7. Materializing Sexuality