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The main objective of „The Palgrave Handbook on Gender and Citizenship“is to provide an overview of the subject area of gender and citizenship, including emerging and cutting edge areas. It does this by demonstrating how intersectional and transnational approaches to citizenship can provide us with theoretical and methodological tools to understand gendered inequalities and injustices in societies. These approaches contribute to expose how dominant notions of ‘the people’ and different politics of belonging embody not only national but also modes of belonging beyond the nation state. They can expose the gendered and racialized assumptions about the rights, activity and power of people and disclose one-dimensional notions of who belongs to ‘the people’. In addition, they can provide tools for developing strategies aimed at overcoming inequalities, discriminations and unwanted marginalizations in order to obtain social justice. In all, the handbook aims to contribute to the vibrant and innovative scholarship on gender and citizenship from intersectional and transnational perspectives that has emerged since the 1990s, when intersectional approaches initially developed.

Short titleGender and Citizenship
Effective start/end date15/02/202115/07/2023

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • Intersectionality
  • Transnationalism
  • Bordering
  • Politics of belonging
  • borders
  • human and sexual rights
  • everyday citizenship
  • acts of citizenship
  • women's power/empowerment
  • feminist mobilization
  • global justice
  • inclusive solidarity


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