Acts of Citizenship

Engin F. Isin, Greg M. Nielsen
Zed Books Ltd., 4 apr. 2013 - 320 pagina's
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This book introduces the concept of 'act of citizenship' and in doing so, re-orients the study of what it means to be a citizen. Isin and Nielsen show that an 'act of citizenship' is the event through which subjects constitute themselves as citizens. They claim that such an act involves both responsibility and answerability, but is ultimately irreducible to either. This study of citizenship is truly interdisciplinary, drawing not only on new developments in politics, sociology, geography and anthropology, but also on psychoanalysis, philosophy and history. Ranging from Antigone and Socrates in the ancient world to checkpoints, euthanasia and flash mobs in the modern one, the 'acts' and chapters here build up a dynamic and wide-ranging picture. Acts of Citizenship provides important new insights for all those concerned with the relationship between individuals, groups and polities.

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List of Illustrations
Theorizing Acts of Citizenship
Can an Act of Citizenship Be Creative?
What Levinas Can and Cannot Teach Us About Mediating
Citizenship Without Acts? With Tocqueville in America
The Political and the Religious or a Tale
Arendts Citizenship and Citizen Participation
Mapping the Territory of Non
Promising to Become European ERKAN ERCEL
Act Act 8 9 The Return Romani to Guatemala EBRU ‹ ST‹NDAG KARINE C‘T…BOUCHER
The Tank Man
An EthicsBased
Spike Lees 25th Hour ERKAN ERCEL

No One Is Illegal Between City and Nation

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Over de auteur (2013)

Engin F. Isin is Chair and Professor of Citizenship in Politics and International Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Open University. He is also director of the Centre for Citizenship, Identities, Governance at the Faculty of Social Sciences.His books include Cities Without Citizens (1992) and Being Political (2002). Greg M. Nielsen is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Broadcasting Studies at Concordia University in Montreal.

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