In the Hands of Women: Paradigms of Citizenship

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Susan Buckingham, Geraldine Lievesley
Manchester University Press, 2006 - Political Science - 208 pages
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This book addresses how women experience or are denied citizenship from the perspective of a multi-disciplinary group of women academics and through the use of wide-ranging case studies. The case studies demonstrate both the diversity of women's lives and the commonalities of many of the problems they face. The book considers how politico-legal definitions of citizenship and the practices that these inform are often disengaged from women's lives or, indeed, are intended to envelop those lives in gender stereotypes. Each case-study considers how women challenge these normative assumptions and, through their own activities, create an empowered citizenship.

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Susan Buckingham is Senior Lecturer in Geography and Environmental Issues at Brunel University. Geraldine Lievesley is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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