(Un)thinking Citizenship: Feminist Debates in Contemporary South Africa (Gender in a Global/Local World)

(Un)thinking Citizenship: Feminist Debates in Contemporary South Africa (Gender in a Global/Local World)

By: Amanda Gouws (editor), Professor Pauline Gardiner Barber (series_editor), Professor Marianne H. Marchand (series_editor), Professor Jane L. Parpart (series_editor)Hardback

More than 4 weeks availability


The study of citizenship in the context of South Africa implicitly challenges the rights-based democracy in South Africa, while literature regarding women and citizenship has greatly contributed to a new understanding of citizenship. Locally, many global processes are reproduced in the discourse of rights-claiming, issues of institutional representation, bodily integrity in the face of violence, and care in the face of a lack of care. This volume takes the debate of citizenship in South Africa in a more theoretical and empirical direction while engaging with knowledge produced elsewhere in the world. As part of the Gender in a Local/Global World series, it investigates the making of gendered citizenship, institutionalization of gender politics, the state of gendered policy making, local citizenship, rights, the women's movement, gendered violence, as well as citizenship and the body.

Create a review

About Author

Amanda Gouws, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa Contributors: Amanda Gouws, Linzi Manicom, Shireen Hassim, Daniel Conway, Beth Goldblatt, Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa, Sibonile Khoza, Anneke Meerkotter, Cheryl McEwan, Gertrude Fester, Mikki van Zyl, Louise du Toit.


Contents: Introduction, Amanda Gouws. From In/Exclusion To The Constitution Of The Subject: Constituting 'women' as citizens: ambiguities in the making of gendered political subjects in post-apartheid South Africa, Linzi Manicom. Deconstructing The Discourse Of Citizenship: Nationalism displaced: citizenship discourses in the transition, Shireen Hassim; Shaping women's citizenship: contesting the boundaries of state and discourse, Amanda Gouws; Masculinity, citizenship and political objection to military service in apartheid South Africa, Daniel Conway. Extending The Boundaries Of The Law: Citizenship and the right to child care, Beth Goldblatt; Towards enhanced citizenship and poverty eradication: a critique of Grootboom from a gender perspective, Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa and Sibonile Khoza; The impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on women's citizenship in South Africa, Anneke Meerkotter. Citizenship As Agency: Gendered citizenship in South Africa: rights and beyond, Cheryl McEwan; Merely mothers perpetuating patriarchy? women's grassroots organizations in the Western Cape 1980 to 1990, Gertrude Fester. Sexualizing Citizenship: Escaping heteronormative bondage: sexuality in citizenship, Mikki van Zyl; A phenomenology of rape: forging a new vocabulary for action, Louise du Toit; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/01/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780754638780
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780754638780
  • weight: 587
  • ISBN10: 0754638782

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly