Gendered Citizenship and the Politics of Representation

  • Hilde Danielsen
  • Kari Jegerstedt
  • Ragnhild L. Muriaas
  • Brita Ytre-Arne

Part of the Citizenship, Gender and Diversity book series (FEMCIT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Hilde Danielsen, Kari Jegerstedt, Ragnhild L. Muriaas, Brita Ytre-Arne
    Pages 1-13
  3. Becoming a Citizen–Interrogating the Constitution of Political Subjects

  4. Gendered Participation in Representative Democracies–Working from Below and/or Above?

  5. Challenging the Public–Private Divide

  6. Can Exclusions Speak?

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 305-312

About this book


This book sheds new light on gender-based inequalities in a globalized world. Interdisciplinary in scope, it reveals new avenues of research on gendered citizenship, analysing the possibilities and pitfalls of being represented and of representing someone. Drawing on contexts both historical and contemporary, it queries what it means to have access to representation, which power structures regulate and produce representation, and who counts as a citizen. Situating its arguments in the global struggle for hegemony, it answers such thought-provoking questions as whether one can represent someone or be represented without recourse to citizenship and, conversely, whether it is possible to be a citizen if one does not have access to representation. This engaging edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of sociology, social anthropology, history, media studies, political science, literature, gender studies and cultural studies.


Democracy Globalization Inequalities Media Studies Comparative Politics Sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Hilde Danielsen
    • 1
  • Kari Jegerstedt
    • 2
  • Ragnhild L. Muriaas
    • 3
  • Brita Ytre-Arne
    • 4
  1. 1.Uni Research Rokkan CentreBergenNorway
  2. 2.Centre for Women’s and Gender ResearchUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  3. 3.Department of Comparative PoliticsUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  4. 4.Department of Information Science and Media StudiesUniversity of BergenBergenNorway

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