Citizenship and the Nation-State

TitleCitizenship and the Nation-State
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsVesselinov, Elena
JournalWSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly
Volume38
Issue1-2
Pagination335-349
Date Published2010
Abstract

First paragraph: The three books reviewed in this essay explore questions of citizenship rights brought to the fore by changing national and global social contexts. Bowen’s book, Why The French Don’t Like Headscarves: Islam, The State, and Public Space, presents a case study of contentions arising between the secularist, laïcité traditions of the French state and the desire of young Muslim women to cover their hair in accordance with religious Islamic traditions. In their book, Women, the State, and War: A Comparative Perspective on Citizenship and Nationalism, Kaufman and Williams discuss four case studies focusing on women’s rights in the United States, the former Yugoslavia, Israel, and Northern Ireland, respectively. Last, Gülalp’s edited volume, Citizenship and Ethnic Conflict: Challenging the Nation-State, incorporates six case studies, each exploring the historic formulations and contestations of what constitutes nationness among diverse groups (in Germany, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, and Iraq).

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