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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’

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

About the editors

Bishnupriya Dutt is Professor and Dean in the School of Arts and Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, and serves on the executive committee of IFTR.

Janelle Reinelt is Emeritus Professor at the University of Warwick, UK, and former President of IFTR.

Shrinkhla Sahai is completing her PhD at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, and is an independent media critic, radio professional and dancer in Delhi.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Gendered Citizenship
  • Book Subtitle Manifestations and Performance
  • Editors Bishnupriya Dutt
    Janelle Reinelt
    Shrinkhla Sahai
  • Series Title Contemporary Performance InterActions
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contemporary Performance InterActions
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-59092-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-86546-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-59093-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 345
  • Number of Illustrations 23 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Performing Arts
    Gender Studies
    Asian Politics
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