Gendered Citizenship

Manifestations and Performance

  • Bishnupriya Dutt
  • Janelle Reinelt
  • Shrinkhla Sahai

Part of the Contemporary Performance InterActions book series (CPI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Bishnupriya Dutt, Janelle Reinelt, Shrinkhla Sahai
    Pages 1-18
  3. Citizenship, Law, and Rights: How is Citizenship Gendered?

  4. Media, Market, Commodification: Challenging the Vulnerability of Women

  5. Violence Against Women: ‘Rescue’, Resistance and ‘Empowerment’

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 331-345

About this book


This book explores how citizenship is differently gendered and performed across national and regional boundaries. Using ‘citizenship’ as its organizing concept, it is a collection of multidisciplinary approaches to legal, socio-cultural and performative aspects of gender construction and identity: violence against women, victimhood and agency, and everyday issues of socialization in a globalized world. It brings together scholars of politics, media, and performance who are committed to dialogue across both nation and discipline.

This study is the culmination of a two-year project on the topic of 'Gendered Citizenship', arising from an international collaboration that has sought to develop a comparative and yet singular perspective on performance in relation to key political themes facing our countries of origin in the early decades of this century. The research is interdisciplinary and multinational, drawing on Indian, European, and North and South American contexts.


performative aspects of gender human rights socio-cultural Globalisation and citizenship Women and citizenship

Editors and affiliations

  • Bishnupriya Dutt
    • 1
  • Janelle Reinelt
    • 2
  • Shrinkhla Sahai
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Arts and AestheticsJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Theatre and PerformanceUniversity of WarwickCoventryUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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