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Gendered Citizenship and the Politics of Representation

  • Hilde Danielsen
  • Kari Jegerstedt
  • Ragnhild L. Muriaas
  • Brita Ytre-Arne

Part of the Citizenship, Gender and Diversity book series (FEMCIT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Hilde Danielsen, Kari Jegerstedt, Ragnhild L. Muriaas, Brita Ytre-Arne
    Pages 1-13
  3. Becoming a Citizen–Interrogating the Constitution of Political Subjects

  4. Gendered Participation in Representative Democracies–Working from Below and/or Above?

  5. Challenging the Public–Private Divide

  6. Can Exclusions Speak?

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 305-312

About this book


This book sheds new light on gender-based inequalities in a globalized world. Interdisciplinary in scope, it reveals new avenues of research on gendered citizenship, analysing the possibilities and pitfalls of being represented and of representing someone. Drawing on contexts both historical and contemporary, it queries what it means to have access to representation, which power structures regulate and produce representation, and who counts as a citizen. Situating its arguments in the global struggle for hegemony, it answers such thought-provoking questions as whether one can represent someone or be represented without recourse to citizenship and, conversely, whether it is possible to be a citizen if one does not have access to representation. This engaging edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of sociology, social anthropology, history, media studies, political science, literature, gender studies and cultural studies.


Democracy Globalization Inequalities Media Studies Comparative Politics Sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Hilde Danielsen
    • 1
  • Kari Jegerstedt
    • 2
  • Ragnhild L. Muriaas
    • 3
  • Brita Ytre-Arne
    • 4
  1. 1.Uni Research Rokkan CentreBergenNorway
  2. 2.Centre for Women’s and Gender ResearchUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  3. 3.Department of Comparative PoliticsUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  4. 4.Department of Information Science and Media StudiesUniversity of BergenBergenNorway

About the editors

Hilde Danielsen is Research Professor in Cultural Studies at the Uni Research Rokkan Centre in Bergen, Norway.

Kari Jegerstedt is Associate Professor in Gender Studies in the Humanities at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Ragnhild Muriaas is Associate Professor in Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Brita Ytre-Arne is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Media Studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Gendered Citizenship and the Politics of Representation
  • Authors Brita Ytre-Arne
    Kari Jegerstedt
  • Editors Hilde Danielsen
    Kari Jegerstedt
    Ragnhild L. Muriaas
    Brita Ytre-Arne
  • Series Title Citizenship, Gender and Diversity
  • Series Abbreviated Title Citizenship, Gender and Diversity
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-51764-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-70421-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-51765-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 312
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gender Studies
    Social Structure, Social Inequality
    Media Sociology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“This wide-ranging, richly documented set of essays opens new ways of understanding the history of women’s claims for political rights, the obstacles that have prevented their realization, and the strategies that might be devised to bring about change.” (Joan Scott Professor Emerita School of Social Science Institute for Advanced Study Princeton NJ and Adjunct Professor of History, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York)

“The multi-disciplinary feminist perspectives captured in this book add new perspectives on issues of representation and re-presentation. For scholars in the global South still grappling with Spivak’s question whether “the subaltern can speak” this book will be a timely return to that question through the problematization of exclusions, also of the radically un-representable who might speak back.” (Amanda Gouws, Distinguished Professor and SARChi Chair of Gender Politics, Department of Political Science, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

“This is one of the few volumes I know that addresses gendered representation across disciplines and theoretical perspectives. The outcome is a fully comprehensive, sophisticated and rigorous narrative on the complex intersections between representation and gender. An inspiring book!” (Professor Lilie Chouliaraki, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street,  London, WC2A 2AE, UK)

“Gendered Citizenship and the Politics of Representation includes bold, fresh and critical analyses of citizenship, representation, and inclusion through a variety of perspectives. This exciting volume expands the debates over gendered citizenship to new contexts, bringing together important social science and humanities perspectives.” (Aili Mari Tripp Professor of Political Science and Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin, US)