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Citizenship, Political Engagement, and Belonging
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Bringing together a transcontinental group of anthropologists, this book provides an in-depth look at the current processes of immigration, political behavior, and citizenship in both the United States and Europe. Essays draw on issues of race, national identity, religion, and more, while addressing questions, including: How should citizenship be defined? In what ways do immigrants use the political process to achieve group aims? And, how do adults and youth learn to become active participants in the public sphere? Among numerous case studies, examples include instances of racialized citizenship in "Algerian France," Ireland's new citizenship laws in response to asylum-seeking mothers, the role of Evangelical Christianity in creating a space for the construction of an identity that transcends state borders, and the Internet as one of the new public spheres for the expression of citizenship, be it local, national, or global.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. Part I: Inclusion and Exclusion: Discourses of Belonging
  2. pp. 19-21
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  1. Chapter 1: Kabyle Immigrant Politics and Racialized Citizenship in France
  2. pp. 23-42
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  1. Chapter 2: On Belonging in/to Italy and Europe: Citizenship, Race, and the “Immigration Problem”
  2. pp. 43-59
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  1. Chapter 3: The Irish Citizenship Referendum (2004): Motherhood and Belonging in Ireland
  2. pp. 60-77
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  1. Chapter 4: From the “Imagined Community” to “Communities of Practice”: Immigrant Belonging Among Vietnamese Americans
  2. pp. 78-97
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  1. Part II: Political Mobilization and Claims Making
  2. pp. 99-101
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  1. Chapter 5: Migrants’ Mobilization and Anthropology: Reflections from the Experience of Latin Americans in the United Kingdom
  2. pp. 103-123
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  1. Chapter 6: Odyssean Refugees, Migrants, and Power: Construction of the “Other” and Civic Participation within the Polish Community in the United Kingdom
  2. pp. 124-143
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  1. Chapter 7: Origin Myths, Conspiracy Theories, and Antiracist Mobilizations in France
  2. pp. 144-161
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  1. Chapter 8: “Call Us Vote People”: Citizenship, Migration, and Transnational Politics in Haitian and Mexican Locations
  2. pp. 162-180
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  1. Part III: New Spaces of Citizenship
  2. pp. 181-182
  1. Chapter 9: Globalization and Citizenship: The Chinese in Silicon Valley
  2. pp. 183-202
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  1. Chapter 10: “And Ye Shall Possess It, and Dwell Therein”: Social Citizenship, Global Christianity, and Nonethnic Immigrant Incorporation
  2. pp. 203-225
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  1. Chapter 11: Immigrants as Netizens: Political Mobilization in Cyberspace
  2. pp. 226-243
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  1. Afterword: Some Concluding Reflections
  2. pp. 244-251
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  1. References
  2. pp. 253-280
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 281-284
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 285-292
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