Citizens and others: the constitution of citizenship through exclusion

Bhambra, Gurminder (2015) Citizens and others: the constitution of citizenship through exclusion. Alternatives, 40 (2). pp. 102-114. ISSN 0304-3754

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Citizenship is one of the defining social and political categories of modernity. Its conceptualization is strongly tied to the emergence of nation-states and the structuring of international relations in terms of the sovereignty of nation-states. However, it is also predicated upon a deeper, racialized structuring of the social world, which rarely informs debates about its constitution. In this article, I look at the ways in which citizenship has been understood, examine its dominant intellectual genealogy, and address its deeper racialized structures. I use the perspective of “connected sociologies” with which to undertake this task.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Depositing User: Sharon Krummel
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2017 08:16
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