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Citizenship, alienage and the modern constitutional state : a gendered history

Author: Helen Irving
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"To have a nationality is a human right. But between the nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries, virtually every country in the world adopted laws that stripped citizenship from women who married foreign men. Despite the resulting hardships and even statelessness experienced by married women, it took until 1957 for the international community to condemn the practice, with the adoption of the United Nations
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Irving
ISBN: 9781107065109 1107065100
OCLC Number: 919483347
Description: xiv, 289 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The emergence of modern citizenship --
Naturalisation --
The impact of marital denaturalisation --
Marital citizenship and war --
Marital denaturalisation begins to unravel --
The international response --
What is a citizen?
Responsibility: Helen Irving.
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This book tells the long-neglected story of women's marital denaturalization in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Read more...

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