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Citizenship : Feminist Perspectives - Ruth Lister


Feminist Perspectives

Hardcover Published: 28th March 2003
ISBN: 9780333948194
Number Of Pages: 323

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The second edition of this classic text substantially revises and extends the original, so as to take account of theoretical and policy developments and to enhance its international scope. Drawing on a range of disciplines and literatures, the book provides an unusually broad account of citizenship. It recasts traditional thinking about the concept so as to pinpoint important theoretical issues and their political and policy implications for women in their diversity. Themes of inclusion and exclusion (at national and international level), rights and participation, inequality and difference are thus all brought to the fore in the development of a woman-friendly, gender-inclusive theory and praxis of citizenship.

'...this is a clearly written and accessible text.' - Christine Nugent, Youth & Policy 'Transcending the gulf between academic analyst and political activist as effortlessly as the dichotomies in feminist theory, Ruth Lister has made an important contribution to the praxis of citizenship.' - Journal of Social Policy 'Essential reading for anyone considering the issue of citizenship.' - British Journal of Social Work 'Ruth Lister is an admired and respected activist and policy analyst. Her book does a marvellous job of bringing together a wide variety of literature on citizenship...and reaching a brand new synthesis on women's citizenship. As we would expect, the text also explores in considerable depth some of our most pressing policy dilemmas.' - Professor Jane Lewis 'This is an excellent study, highly recommended to anyone interested in democratic and feminist theory and practice from the undergraduate level upwards The strength of Lister's book is that it really covers the field, form methodology to practical examples, by using citizenship as a synthesising and organising category...The range of up-to-date theories that Lister draws on is truly impressive, her prose accessible, and her many years of experience in welfare policy (with the UK Child Poverty Action Group) very valuable, through she draws on her material world-wide.' - Terrell Carver, Australian Journal of Political Science 'This book is dominated by a passionate opposition to injustice and social exclusion and in particular to these evils as experienced by women. Its focus is the contradiction between the convention that men and women are necessarily different by reason of their gender and the belief that global citizenship is a universal attribute. ..stunningly comprehensive...the whole book fully justifies the claim that it offers fresh perspectives on a hackneyed subject.' - Community Care 'Timely and important.' - Citizen '...a remarkable piece of work, which is both scholarly and at the same time pays full regard to the lives of women in all their differences. It is also, in many respects, a truly interdisciplinary analysis, a practical application of the capacity of feminisms and feminists to move beyond binaries and rigid boundaries.' - Rosemary Deem, Sociological Research Online 'This is an enlightening book dealing with heady debates and offering serious alternatives to current discourses about gender and citizenship' - Beatrix Campbell '...essential reading...'- Professor Anne Showstack Sassoon '...an outstanding piece of work that presents different citizenship theories and practices in the developed world from a feminist perspective.' - Shereen Hussein, Journal of Gender Studies

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Why Citizenship?p. 1
A Theoretical Framework
What is Citizenship?p. 13
Inclusion or Exclusion?p. 43
A Differentiated Universalismp. 68
Beyond Dichotomyp. 93
Across the Public-Private Divide: Policy, Practice and Politics
Private-Public: the Barriers to Citizenshipp. 119
Women's Political Citizenship: Different and Equalp. 143
Women's Social Citizenship: Earning and Caringp. 167
Conclusion: Towards a Feminist Theory and Praxis of Citizenshipp. 195
Notes and Referencesp. 203
Bibliographyp. 249
Author Indexp. 314
Subject Indexp. 316
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ISBN: 9780333948194
ISBN-10: 033394819X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 323
Published: 28th March 2003
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised