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Gendering the Nation-State : Canadian and Comparative Perspectives

Author: Yasmeen Abu-Laban
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, [2008]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gendering the Nation-State explores the gendered dimensions of a central organizing unit in social and political science - the nation-state. Contributors bringing the insights of feminist analysis to bear on three relationships central to popular and policy discussions in contemporary Canada and beyond: gender and nation, gender and state processes, and gender and citizenship. It will appeal to scholars and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gendering the nation-state.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)606927894
Online version:
Gendering the nation-state.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)609302513
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yasmeen Abu-Laban
ISBN: 9780774814669 0774814667 9780774814652 0774814659
OCLC Number: 192053066
Description: x, 307 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Gendering the hyphen: gender dimensions of modern nation-state formation in Euro-American and anti- and post-colonial contexts / Jill Vickers --
Gender and nation in the Soviet/Russian transformation / Maya Eichler --
Projecting gender and nation: literature for immigrants in Canada and Sweden / Shauna Wilton --
Assembling women, gendering assemblies / Linda Trimble --
Feminist ideals versus bureaucratic norms: the case of feminist researchers and the royal commission on new reproductive echnologies / Francesca Scala --
Framing feminists: market populism and its impact on public policy in Australia and Canada / Marian Sawer --
Women's rights and religious opposition: the politics of gender at the international criminal court / Louise Chappell --
Putting gender back in: women and social policy reform in Canada / Janine Brodie --
Citizenship in the era of new social risks: what happened to gender inequalities? / Jane Jenson --
Carefair: gendering citizenship neoliberal style / Paul Kershaw --
Republican liberty, naming laws, and the role of patronymy in constituting women's citizenship in Canada and quebec / Jackie F. Steele --
Gendering nation-states and/or gendering city-states: debates about the nature of citizenship / Caroline Andrew --
Afterword: the future of feminism / Judy Rebick.
Responsibility: edited by Yasmeen Abu-Laban.

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Gendering the Nation-State explores the gendered dimensions of a fundamental organizational unit in social and political science - the nation-state.  Read more...

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