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Women, Gender and Politics

Sue Innes and Jane Rendall

in Gender in Scottish History Since 1700

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780748617609
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748672172 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617609.003.0003
Women, Gender and Politics

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The chapter introduces a broad rethinking of the political that does not take the ‘public’ arena as a necessary starting-point but considers the interaction of political, familial and community structures. This includes a discussion of citizenship beyond the autonomous male subject of liberal theory and the legal definition of enfranchisement, to include participation in the national identity and its projects; women's constructions of citizenship, including maternal and social citizenship and male exclusions from citizenship. It includes the emergence, nature and impact of the women's movement in Scotland.

Keywords: Politics; Women; Gender; Citizenship; Feminism; masculinity

Chapter.  17470 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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