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Gender in Scottish History Since 1700$
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Lynn Abrams and Eleanor Gordon

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748617609

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617609.001.0001

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Women, Gender and Politics

Women, Gender and Politics

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(p.43) 3 Women, Gender and Politics
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Gender in Scottish History Since 1700
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Sue Innes

Jane Rendall

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617609.003.0003

The chapter introduces a broad rethinking of the political that does not take the ‘public’ arena as a necessary starting-point but considers the interaction of political, familial and community structures. This includes a discussion of citizenship beyond the autonomous male subject of liberal theory and the legal definition of enfranchisement, to include participation in the national identity and its projects; women's constructions of citizenship, including maternal and social citizenship and male exclusions from citizenship. It includes the emergence, nature and impact of the women's movement in Scotland.

Keywords:   Politics, Women, Gender, Citizenship, Feminism, masculinity

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