Dissident Citizenship: Democratic Theory, Political Courage, and Activist Women

Hypatia 12 (4):74-110 (1997)
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In this essay, I argue that contemporary democratic theory gives insufficient attention to the important contributions dissenting citizens make to democratic life. Guided by the dissident practices of activist women, I develop a more expansive conception of citizenship that recognizes dissent and an ethic of political courage as vital elements of democratic participation. I illustrate how this perspective on citizenship recasts and reclaims women's courageous dissidence by reconsidering the well-known story of Rosa Parks
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DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.1997.tb00299.x
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