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Handbook of citizenship studies / ed. Engin F. Isin, Bryan S. Turner

Secondary Author Isin, Engin F., 1959-
Turner, Bryan S.
Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Sage, 2002 Description XII, 340 p. ; 25 cm ISBN 978-0-7619-6858-0
CDU 316.334.3 342.71
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

′The contributions of Woodiwiss, Lister and Sassen are outstanding but not unrepresentative of the many merits of this excellent collection′ - The British Journal of Sociology

From women′s rights, civil rights, and sexual rights for gays and lesbians to disability rights and language rights, we have experienced in the past few decades a major trend in Western nation-states towards new claims for inclusion. This trend has echoed around the world: from the Zapatistas to Chechen and Kurdish nationalists, social and political movements are framing their struggles in the languages of rights and recognition, and hence, of citizenship.

Citizenship has thus become an increasingly important axis in the social sciences. Social scientists have been rethinking the role of political agent or subject. Not only are the rights and obligations of citizens being redefined, but also what it means to be a citizen has become an issue of central concern.

As the process of globalization produces multiple diasporas, we can expect increasingly complex relationships between homeland and host societies that will make the traditional idea of national citizenship problematic. As societies are forced to manage cultural difference and associated tensions and conflict, there will be changes in the processes by which states allocate citizenship and a differentiation of the category of citizen.

This book constitutes the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to the terrain. Drawing on a wealth of interdisciplinary knowledge, and including some of the leading commentators of the day, it is an essential guide to understanding modern citizenship.

About the editors :

Engin F Isin is Associate Professor of Social Science at York University. His recent works include Being Political: Genealogies of Citizenship (Minnesota, 2002) and, with P K Wood, Citizenship and Identity (Sage, 1999). He is the Managing Editor of Citizenship Studies .

Bryan S Turner is Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. He has written widely on the sociology of citizenship in Citizenship and Capitalism (Unwin Hyman, 1986) and Citizenship and Social Theory (Sage, 1993). He is also the author of The Body and Society (Sage, 1996) and Classical Sociology (Sage, 1999), and has been editor of Citizenship Studies since 1997.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Citizenship Studies
  • An Introduction
  • Part 1 Foundations
  • Political Citizenship
  • Foundations of Rights
  • Economic Citizenship
  • Variations and the Threat of Globalization
  • Social Citizenship
  • Grounds of Social Change
  • Part 2 Histories
  • Ancient Citizenship and its Inheritors
  • Modern Citizenship
  • Citizenship after Orientalism
  • Part 3 Approaches
  • Liberal Citizenship
  • Republican Citizenship
  • Communitarianism and Citizenship
  • Radical Democratic Citizenship
  • Amidst Political Theory and Geography
  • Part 4 Forms
  • Sexual Citizenship
  • Citizenship and Indian Peoples
  • The Ambiguous Legacy of Internal Colonialism
  • Cultural Citizenship
  • Multicultural Citizenship
  • Religion and Politics
  • The Elementary Forms of Citizenship
  • Towards Post-National and Denationalized Citizenship
  • Ecological Citizenship
  • City, Democracy and Citizenship
  • Historical Images, Contemporary Practices
  • Cosmopolitan Citizenship

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