Centre for Women's and Gender Research
New publication

Gendered Citizenship and the Politics of Representation

Kari Jegerstedt from SKOK is one of the editors of this new book on gendered citizenship.


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The book is a result of The Ida Blom Conference: Gendered citizenship: History, Politics and Democracy in 2013 on the occasion of the anniversary of the Norwegian women's vote.

It was financed with funding from the Bergen University Fund, and the editors are Hilde Danielsen, Kari Jegerstedt, Ragnhild L. Muriaas and Brita Ytre-Arne.

From the book cover:

Gendered Citizenship and the Politics of Representation

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.