The collapse of authoritarian regimes in Eastern Europe and recent uncertainties about the future direction and membership of European Community have had a profound impact on the lives of millions of women. Thinking about citizenship helps us to understand these changes yet usually such concepts include almost everything but gender. As the contributions in this book show, adding gender shifts our assumptions about identity, the state, community, the family, economic agency, territory, rights and duties. In this book feminists from across Europe draw on their diverse experiences to address the key issues of race, nationalism, sexual politics and the future of the Left. Their contrasting histories and the current economic and political turmoil give it an added urgency.
Publisher: Institute of Education Press