The new edition of Key Concepts in Gender Studies is a lively and engaging introduction to this dynamic field. Thoroughly revised throughout, the second edition benefits from the addition of nine new concepts including Gender Social Movements, Intersectionality and Mainstreaming. Each of the entries: • begins with a concise definition • outlines the history of each term and the debates surrounding it • includes illustrations of how the concept has been applied within the field • offers examples which allow a critical re-evaluation of the concept • is cross-referenced with the other key concepts • ends with guidance on further reading. A must-buy for undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of social science and humanities disciplines.



Citizenship is a status within which the person (or ‘the citizen’) has the rights and/or obligations of membership of a wider community, especially a nation-state. A key reference point in the citizenship literature is T.H. Marshall’s (1950) elaboration, where citizenship is seen to comprise three sets of rights. First, civil rights which include the right to justice, the right to freedom of speech, thought and religious belief, and the right to own property. Second, political rights, namely the right to take part in the exercise of political power through, for example, voting. Third, social rights, including the right to economic welfare and security, and the right to ‘live the life of a civilised being according to the standards prevailing in the society’ (1950: 10–11). ...

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