Online ISSN: 1989-9572

Keywords : Citizenship


On the notion of citizenship. A Feminist Viewpoint on Genealogies, Tensions and Ambivalences

Alejandra Ciriza

Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers, 2014, Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 68-78

This paper aims to conceptualize the tensions in the notion of citizenship exploring its emancipatory contents and inquiring into its ambiguities, asking for its limits and for the reasons why, when we think about citizenship, we do it in the terms of the liberal tradition. Generally speaking, citizenship is conceived as if there was a break between the citizen and the real human being -marked by class, race, gender and sex. One of the ways to illuminate the meaning of citizenship is by searching into its historical genealogies as they enable the understanding that its nuances, restrictions and expansions are not only a matter of ideas, but the result of historical and social conditions, geographical determinations and political traditions. The trajectory proposed revisits, on the one hand, the Marxist interpretation of the abstract citizen under the light of current crossroads; and, on the other hand, it makes reference to the so-called Wollstonecraft dilemma

Gender violence in the exercise of citizenship

Blanca D. Vázquez Delgado

Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers, 2014, Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 129-140

The recognition of the political rights of women in Mexico can be identified as the first exercise of citizenship of women in the public space. From then to date, is need to defend other rights as full citizens of the country. The aim of this paper is to document an experience of institutional violence by omission -or explicit decision- of the municipal public authority, it given that its responsibilities is to seek the advancement of women in the field of gender equality. This experience reflects the limitations or barriers still exist for the citizenship of women in Mexico. The case analysis is presented in a border town in northern Mexico. The case confirms the findings of other studies in Mexico, where it has been shown that larger deficits are women's participation in decision-making processes. It is clear that within the political sphere, dominated by men, it is not understood that the exercise of citizenship of women and men is an essential requirement of law, and not an act of defiance to the power scheme in the public sphere