Category Archives: Shklar

Are housewives’ citizens?

Being a housewife in our society is sometimes considered as luxury, as it usually means that the man in the house earns enough money to support the family. Housewives are envied, but are also often criticized. Before, the role of … Continue reading

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When “Voting and Earning” Are Not Enough.

According to Judith Shklar in her work, “American Citizenship: The Quest for Inclusion”, there are two main components of being a full, capable citizen in America, those being voting and earning. Each person must have the right and be legitimately … Continue reading

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Earning and Education

The importance of earning was apparent in both American Citizenship by Judith N. Shklar and The Life of Frederick Douglass written by Frederick Douglass. In each reading, the inability to earn is compared to having a lack of freedom. Shklar … Continue reading

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The Consequences of Not Exercising…Your Rights!

Judith Shklar’s argument about the importance of voting in American Citizenship focuses primarily on suffrage as a form of societal standing. She leaves some conclusions undeveloped, particularly with regards to why American voter turnout is and has been low in spite … Continue reading

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Call to Action: Vote in Local Elections!

“American Citizenship: The Quest for Inclusion” explores the significance of voting in the United States. Judith Shklar offers many examples of why classes of Americans do not vote, while her argument is strong, she fails to answer the question of … Continue reading

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Should citizenship define our identity?

In this week’s reading of Judith Shklar’s American Citizenship: The Quest for Inclusion, I couldn’t help but get the sense that what the reading actually did was exclude a whole lot of people. If the core of American citizenship is … Continue reading

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American Empire and the “Quest for Inclusion” in the Case of American Samoa

In Judith Shklar’s American Citizenship: The Quest for Inclusion, she outlines how important voting, standing, and earning are to full inclusion as a citizen of the United States. Perhaps due to space concerns, Shklar could not devote much attention to … Continue reading

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