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Gender in urban Europe: sites of political activity and citizenship
University of Lincoln.
Aarhus University.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
2014 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Modern conceptions of citizenship are frequently associated with the emergence of nation-states, but throughout the period covered by this volume, citizenship continued to be practiced at local level. An ongoing growth in urban populations prompted an associated rise in the power and complexitey of local government, making towns and cities a central site for the privileges and demands of modern citizenship. This volume investigates the complex and sometimes unexpected ways in which women and men negotiated the gendering of citizenship in urban locations, at the same time paying attention to the interrelated impact of social class, age and marital status on its development. Through an integrated set of local studies exploring the gendering of political activities across a variety of sites, the volume explores the processes through which groups developed political activity and the connections between such activity and the expansion of citizenship. It contributes to an overall discussion of the connections between the formation of gendered and class-dependent citizenship, and the development of democracy and political representation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2014, 1. , 235 p.
, Routledge Research in Gender and History, 19
Keyword [en]
citizenship, gender, urban Europe, 1750-1900
National Category
History Sociology Gender Studies
Research subject
History; genusvetenskap; Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-91622ISBN: 978-0-415-85889-2OAI: diva2:737480
Available from: 2014-08-13 Created: 2014-08-13 Last updated: 2014-12-01Bibliographically approved

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