By Kia Lilly Caldwell, Renya K. Ramirez, Kathleen Coll, Tracy Fisher and Lok Siu (Editors)
This wide-ranging anthology examines the gendered dimensions of citizenship stories and makes use of them as some degree of departure for rethinking modern practices of social inclusion and belonging. Drawing on ethnographic learn with varied groups within the Caribbean, Europe, Latin the USA, and the U.S., members argue for the significance of knowing how notions of belonging and entitlement are in the neighborhood skilled and subjectively outlined by means of individuals of marginalized groups. via research of intersectional racial/ethnic, gender, category, and national/tribal identities, the essays position the reviews and analyses of ladies of colour and 3rd international ladies on the very heart of our knowing of citizenship.
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11 Tomasa understood her problems to be related to her poor autoestima, which allowed her to put up with abuse. Tomasa’s understanding of autoestima was broad enough to allow for structural forces also limiting her options. In her case, her husband played upon her fears and insecurities as an undocumented, monolingual, small-town woman with little education, abusing her emotionally and physically, while abusing himself and her through alcohol. It was a fear that I lived with, it was a sadness, a .
Our view of intersectionality underscores the relationship among women’s multiple, overlapping social identities, their citizenship experiences, and structural inequalities in local and global contexts. As Avtar Brah and Ann Phoenix have noted, the concept of intersectionality signifies “the complex, irreducible, varied and variable effects which ensue when multiple axis of differentiation—economic, political, cultural, psychic, subjective and experiential—intersect in historically specific contexts.
We also seek to understand the significance of hegemonic and counterhegemonic formulations of citizenship from the vantage point of the women with whom we conducted our research. This volume seeks to make analysis of intersectional social identities central to ethnographic research on citizenship. The concept of intersectionality provides a unique lens for viewing the ways in which women are positioned within interlocking webs of power and inequality. Intersectional analysis also highlights the shortcomings of political and scholarly approaches that fail to account for the mutually constitutive nature of race, gender, class, and sexuality (Anzaldúa 1987; Crenshaw 1991, 1995; Sandoval 1991).
Gendered Citizenships: Transnational Perspectives on Knowledge Production, Political Activism, and Culture (Comparative Feminist Studies) by Kia Lilly Caldwell, Renya K. Ramirez, Kathleen Coll, Tracy Fisher and Lok Siu (Editors)