Many people see citizenship in a globalised world in terms of binaries: inclusion/exclusion, past/present, particularism/universalism. Aoileann Ní Mhurchú points out the limitations of these positions and argues that we need to be able to take into account the people who get caught between these traditional categories.
Using critical resources found in poststructural, psychoanalytic and postcolonial thought, Ní Mhurchú thinks in new ways about citizenship, drawing on a range of thinkers including Kristeva, Bhabha and Foucault. Taking a distinctive theoretical approach, she shows how citizenship is being reconfigured beyond these categories.
|Publisher:||Edinburgh University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Aoileann Ní Mhurchú is Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Manchester. Her research is located at the intersection of three areas: Citizenship Studies, international migration, and contemporary political and philosophical thought.
Table of Contents
1. Exploring The Citizenship Debate: The Sovereign Citizen-Subject
The Citizenship Debate: two theoretical models
Challenging The Citizenship Debate
2. A Lens: The 2004 Irish Citizenship Referendum
One debate: two options
The modern statist political discourse
3. Trapped in the Citizenship Debate: Sovereign Time and Space
The gendered analysis
The human rights analysis
Rethinking citizenship: An attempt at a child-centred focus
4. Interrogating Sovereign Politics: An Alternative Citizen-Subject
Investigating sovereign politics
The de-centred subject
An alternative conception of power
Re-establishing the politics of subjectivity
5. Challenging the Citizenship Debate: Beyond State Sovereign Time and Space
Rethinking the space and time of modern subjectivity
Beyond modern subjectivity: beyond 'the-one' and 'the many-as-one'
Subjectivity as the less-than-one: concluding from a new starting point
6.Traces rather than Spaces of Citizenship: Retheorising the Politics of Citizenship
Crisis and the question of sovereignty
Theorising heterogeneous time and space
Politics of the line
Citizenship as trace rather than absolute space