Citizenship: Feminist Perspectives

  • Authors
  • Ruth Lister
  • Editors
  • Jo Campling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Why Citizenship?

    1. Ruth Lister
      Pages 1-10
  3. A Theoretical Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Ruth Lister
      Pages 13-41
    3. Ruth Lister
      Pages 42-65
    4. Ruth Lister
      Pages 66-90
    5. Ruth Lister
      Pages 91-116
  4. Across the Public—Private Divide: Policy, Practice and Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
  5. Conclusion: Towards a Feminist Theory and Praxis of Citizenship

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-284

About this book


This book is an important contribution to the general literature on citizenship. It draws on a range of disciplines to address theoretical and policy dilemmas in the construction of women's citizenship. Traditional thinking about citizenship is recast to embrace both rights and political participation in the development of a 'woman-friendly' theory and praxis of citizenship, challenging conventional dichotomies and taking account of the differences between women. The barriers to women's full citizenship are explored, together with strategies for overcoming them.


feminism participation Policy women

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