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Acts of citizenship

Acts of citizenship

Author: Engin F Isin; Greg Marc Nielsen
Publisher: London : Zed Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

Examines theories of how citizenship is mediated between lived experiences and formal entitlements in order to map out, confine, extend, name, and enact the boundaries of belonging to a polity. This  Read more...


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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Engin F Isin; Greg Marc Nielsen
ISBN: 9781848135987 184813598X
OCLC Number: 990191128
Description: 1 online resource (320 pages)
Contents: Politics, ethics, aesthetics --
Theorizing acts of citizenship / Engin F. Isin --
Can an act of citizenship be creative? / Melanie White --
What Levinas can and cannot teach us about mediating acts of citizenship / Bettina Bergo --
Acts I : Heroic intrusions and the body of law --
Act 1 : Abraham's sacrifice / Charles Wells --
Act 2 : Antigone's offering / Charles Wells --
Act 3 : Socrates's death / Bora Ali Isyar --
Act 4 : Euthanasia / Bora Ali Isyar --
Act 5 : Pat Tillman: soldier-citizen-hero? / Darryl Burgwin --
Citizens, strangers, aliens, outcasts --
Citizenship without acts? With Tocqueville in America / Brian C.J. Singer --
Acts of piety : the political and the religious or a tale of two cities / Bryan S. Turner --
Arendt's citizenship and citizen participation in disappearing Dublin / Kieran Bonner --
No one is illegal between city and nation / Peter Nyers --
Acts of demonstration : mapping the territory of (non- ) citizenship / William Walters --
Acts II : Exclusions without names --
Act 6 : Promising to become European / Erkan Ercel --
Act 7 : Checkpoint gazes / Irus Braverman --
Act 8 : The Romani / Ebru Üstündag --
Act 9 : Return to Guatemala / Karine Côté-Boucher --
Act 10 : Unintentional acts of citizenship (the joke) / Ian Morrison --
Sites and scales of answerability --
Citizenship, art and the voices of the city: Wodiczko's the homeless projection / Fred Evans --
Acts of Chinese citizenship : the tank man and democracy-to-come / Yon Hsu --
Answerability with cosmopolitan intent : an ethics based politics for acts of urban citizenship / Greg M. Nielsen --
Acts III : Rituals and performance --
Act 11 : Acts of commemoration / Ian Morrison --
Act 12 : Non-citizens' politics / John Saunders --
Act 13 : flash mobs / John Saunders --
Act 14 : Spike Lee's 25th hour / Erkan Ercel.
Responsibility: edited by Engin F. Isin & Greg M. Nielsen.


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'Acts of Citizenship is itself an exuberant, startling, act of social theory about the acts that create and transform our bonds as citizens. The names of Derrida, Levinas, and Agamben fly from the Read more...

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