ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Women's Citizenship and the Private-Public Dichotomy

Women's Citizenship and the Private-Public Dichotomy

In what way does gender mute the acquisition of citizenship? The papers in this edition of the Review of Women's Studies deal with issues of gender and political power: the power for women to live and have rights as a free citizen; the power and opportunity to participate in the public realm by loosening the fetters of tradition that bind them in the private domain. The articles also bring into focus the fact that groups of women cannot claim citizenship rights as free individuals exercising autonomy and choice in their exercise of sexuality or enter the public space, and if they do so it is within the bounds of family or as rendering service as subjects of a constructed Hindu nation.



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