Citizens of the World

Pluralism, Migration and Practices of Citizenship


Editor: Robert Danisch
Taken as a whole, this book argues that the very idea of what it means to be a “citizen” in our global, cosmopolitan world is no longer as clear as it may have been for an Athenian democrat of the fifth century BC, a Roman Republican of the first century BC, a British coloniser of the eighteenth century, or an American patriot of the nineteenth century. Given the now undeniable fact of pluralism highlighted by globalisation and the massive movement of peoples across borders (alongside the legal expansion of rights to minority groups in Western democracies throughout the twentieth century), the idea of citizenship now immediately implicates the problem of inclusion. Pluralism and migration also make identity an increasingly fragile and important concept that is only loosely tethered to the meaning of citizenship. This book shows that the very idea of what it means to be a citizen of a state was complex and uncertain. And that the concept of citizenship was being actively rethought from the different disciplines represented at the conference: sociology, anthropology, literary studies, communication studies, and political science to name a few.
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Table of contents

Robert Danisch: Preface
Redefining Citizenship
Sanja Ivic: The Postmodern Liberal Concept of Citizenship
Paulina Tambakaki: Citizenship and Agonism
Robert Danisch: Jane Addams, Pragmatism and Rhetorical Citizenship in Multicultural Democracies
Redrawing the Lines of Inclusiveness
Donald Reid: Multiculturalism in the Service of Capital: The Case of New Zealand Public Broadcasting
Julian Chapple: Exclusive Inclusion: Japan’s Desire for, and Difficulty with, Diversity
Devrimsel Deniz Nergiz: German Politicians with Turkey Origin: Diversity in the Parliaments of Germany
Enacting Citizenship
Wessel le Roux: Economic Migration, Disaggregated Citizenship and the Right to Vote in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Sonia Pires: Portuguese Civil Society and the Relation with the State
Liminal Subjectivities
Humberto Dos Santos Martins: Living Between Nation-States and Nature: Anthropological Notes on National Identities
Elisabetta Di Giovanni: Empowering Gypsies and Applied Anthropology
Ana Gherghel & Josiane Le Gall: Transnational Practices of Care: The Portuguese Migration from Azores to Quebec (Canada)


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