Gender Equality by Linda C. McClain
Dimensions of Women's Equal Citizenship

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Citizenship is the common language for expressing aspirations to democratic and egalitarian ideals of inclusion, participation and civic membership. However, there continues to be a significant gap between formal commitments to gender equality and equal citizenship - in the laws and constitutions of many countries, as well as in international human rights documents - and the reality of women's lives. This volume presents a collection of original works that examine this persisting inequality through the lens of citizenship. Distinguished scholars in law, political science and women's studies investigate the many dimensions of women's equal citizenship, including constitutional citizenship, democratic citizenship, social citizenship, sexual and reproductive citizenship and global citizenship. Gender Equality takes stock of the progress toward - and remaining impediments to - securing equal citizenship for women, develops strategies for pursuing that goal and identifies new questions that will shape further inquiries.

About Linda C. McClain

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Linda C. McClain is Professor of Law and Paul M. Siskind Research Scholar at Boston University School of Law. She is the author of The Place of Families: Fostering Capacity, Equality, and Responsibility, which was praised as 'the most careful and comprehensive defense to date of the progressive liberal feminist position on the civic role of families'. She is currently at work on a book on contemporary challenges over regulating civil society titled Free and Equal Association. McClain is a former faculty Fellow of the Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions. Joanna L. Grossman is Professor of Law at Hofstra University, where she served as associate dean for faculty development from 2004 to 2008. She has also taught at Vanderbilt Law School and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Law and is a former recipient of a Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship. She is an expert in sex discrimination law and has written extensively about workplace equality, with a focus on issues such as sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination. She is a regular columnist for FindLaw's Writ, an online source for legal commentary.
Published July 31, 2009 by Cambridge University Press. 469 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction