Gender Studies | Feminist Political Thought
G601 | 8867 | Professor Jean Robinson


Are women citizens? Is citizenship gendered? Does the construct and
practice of the nation-state presuppose different kinds of
citizenship? Does democracy include women? How are reproduction,
production, immigration, and soldiering implicated in the construction
of citizens and the relation between women, men and the state?
These are all questions addressed by feminist theorists. In Feminist
Political Thought, these questions are not interesting just because a
group of feminists talk about them. They are interesting and indeed
critical because they help us to uncover the ways politics is
practiced and experiences at the level of the nation-state. They also
provide another way to get at the vexed questions of what constitutes
ethnicity, nation and a people.