Feminism and Citizenship
- Rian Voet - University of Auckland, New Zealand
Rian Voet moves to develop a feminist notion of citizenship by discussing critically citizenship theories and identifying rudimentary feminist theories of citizenship. However, unlike most feminist texts which insist that political theory takes feminism and gender more seriously, Voet emphasizes that feminist theory should reflect more seriously upon citizenship.
`By insisting on a productive conjuncture between feminism and citizenship, Rian Voet reinvigorates the classical political conception of citizenship as participation in public and social life - a conception of active citizenship that is both sex-equal and woman-friendly. This is a lucid, persuasive and accessible study' - Anna Yeatman, Macquarie University