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Ambiguous Citizenship in an Age of Global Migration
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Ambiguous Citizenship in an Age of Global Migration

Aoileann Ní Mhurchú

Abstract

Citizenship is widely understood in binary statist terms: inclusion/exclusion, past/present, particularism/universalism, with the emphasis on how globalisation brings such binaries into sharp focus and exacerbates them. This book highlights the limitations of this position and of current debate, and explores the possibility that citizenship is being reconfigured in contemporary political life beyond binary state-oriented categories. Aoileann Ní Mhurchú uses critical resources found in poststructural, psychoanalytic and postcolonial thought to think in new ways about citizenship-subjectivity in ... More

Keywords: citizenship, intergenerational migrants, political Identity, belonging, trace, poststructural, ambiguous, Julia Kristeva, 2004 Irish Citizenship Referendum

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748692774
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692774.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aoileann Ní Mhurchú, author
University of Manchester