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Citizenship is the common language for expressing aspirations to democratic and egalitarian ideals of inclusion, participation and civic membership. However, there continues to be a significant gap between formal commitments to gender equality and equal citizenship - in the laws and constitutions of many countries, as well as in international human rights documents - and the reality of women's lives. This volume presents a collection of original works that examine this persisting inequality through the lens of citizenship. Distinguished scholars in law, political science and women's studies investigate the many dimensions of women's equal citizenship, including constitutional citizenship, democratic citizenship, social citizenship, sexual and reproductive citizenship and global citizenship. Gender Equality takes stock of the progress toward - and remaining impediments to - securing equal citizenship for women, develops strategies for pursuing that goal and identifies new questions that will shape further inquiries.
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Gender at the margins of contemporary constitutional citizenship / Rogers M. Smith Becoming a citizen : marriage, immigration, and assimilation / Kerry Abrams Women's civic inclusion and the Bill of Rights / Gretchen Ritter Must feminists identify as secular citizens? : lessons from Ontario / Beverley Baines Feminist fundamentalism and constitutional citizenship / Mary Anne Case Women and antiwar protest : rearticulating gender and citizenship / Kathryn Abrams Stem cells, disability, and abortion : a feminist approach to equal citizenship / Nancy J. Hirschmann Representation, discrimination, and democracy : a legal assessment of gender quotas in politics / Anne Peters and Stefan Suter Citizenship and women's election to political office : the power of gendered public policies / Eileen McDonagh Pregnancy and social citizenship / Joanna L. Grossman Equality : still elusive after all these years / Martha Albertson Fineman Razing the citizen : economic inequality, gender, and marriage tax reform / Martha McCluskey Sexual citizens : freedom, vibrators, and belonging / Brenda Cossman Feminism, queer theory, and sexual citizenship / Maxine Eichner Infertility, social justice, and equal citizenship / Mary Lyndon Shanley Reproductive rights and the reproduction of gender / Barbara Stark Women's unequal citizenship at the border : lessons from three nonfiction films about the women of Juárez / Regina Austin Domestic violence, citizenship and equality / Elizabeth Schneider On the path to equal citizenship and gender equality : political, judicial and legal empowerment of Muslim women / Anisseh Van Engeland-Nourai Gender and human rights : between morals and politics / Deborah M. Weissman.