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The perpetual immigrant and the limits of Athenian democracy

Author: Demetra Kasimis
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Classics after antiquity.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the fifth and fourth centuries BCE, immigrants called 'metics' (metoikoi) settled in Athens without a path to citizenship. Galvanized by these political realities, classical thinkers cast a critical eye on the nativism defining democracy's membership rules and explored the city's anxieties over intermingling and passing. Yet readers continue to treat immigration and citizenship as separate phenomena of little  Read more...
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Kasimis, Demetra, 1980-
Perpetual immigrant and the limits of Athenian democracy.
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018015091
(OCoLC)1030904084
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Demetra Kasimis
ISBN: 9781107280571 1107280575 9781108693103 1108693105
OCLC Number: 1047775527
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 206 pages).
Contents: The metic in and out of theory --
Immigrant passing in Euripides' Ion, the tragedy of blood-based membership --
The Republic as a metic space --
Plato's open secret --
Of mimesis and metic: a reading of democracy in Book VIII --
Citizen passing in Demosthenes 57: the oration of Athenian blood.
Series Title: Classics after antiquity.
Responsibility: Demetra Kasimis, University of Chicago.

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Argues that immigration politics is a central - but overlooked - object of inquiry in the democratic thought of classical Athens. Thinkers criticized democracy's strategic investments in nativism,  Read more...

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