The Dialectics of Citizenship
Exploring Privilege, Exclusion and Racialization
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: Michigan State University Press
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...♾ The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of ANSI/NISO The dialectics of citizenship: exploring privilege, exclusion, and racialization / Bernd Reiter.ISBN 978-1-61186-065-8 (pbk.: alk. paper)—ISBN 978-1-60917-351-7 (ebk.)Cover photograph of the US/Mexican border fence © Jürgen Escher/laif/Redux is used by permission of the photographer. All rights reserved. For more of Jürgen Escher’s work ...
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...efforts (Reiter 2009; Nef and Reiter 2009). Its realization would have been impossible without the support I have received from the Desigualdades Net-work of the Free University of Berlin. I am very grateful for the support they have given me and want to express my sincere thanks, especially to Prof. Sergio Costa. My time in Berlin and the dialogues I had with fellows, ...
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...focuses on those sites, historical and geographical, where people have taken up the banner of self-rule and established democratic systems. As soon as they have done so—and this is the thread weaving together the different stories here told—they had to face the adversary of those who had some-thing to lose, namely, their own power and their privileges. At the same time ...
Chapter 1. The Epistemology and Methodology of Exploratory Social Science Research: Crossing Popper with Marcuse
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If you insist on strict proof (or strict disproof) in the empirical sciences, you will never benefit from experience, and never learn research in the social sciences. Inspired by the recent debates around qualita-tive methods (Gerring 2001; George and Bennett 2005; Brady and Collier 2004; Mahoney and Rueschemeyer 2003; Ragin 2008, to name just a few), ...
Chapter 2. Conceptualizing Citizenship: Disjunctive, Dual, Divided, Entangled, or What?
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Theory is theoria: the gaze that puts us face to face with something and inspects it . . . I can elucidate my relation to language, but I cannot abstract myself from it and “look at” it, nor can I “construct” it from the outside. I cannot make a “theory” out of the institution, for I am on the inside. . . . There is therefore a deep-seated dependence, in respect to ...
Chapter 3. Classical Citizenship: The Political and the Social
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In a quarter century, Greek self-knowledge passed from the idea of a divine anthropogony to the idea of man’s self-creation. The stasimon from Antigone and, with it, consubstantially and unsurpassably, Thucydides’ Funeral Oration, which comes twelve years later, give this self-knowledge its and experienced in Athens and the Roman Republic. To do so, for a politi-...
Chapter 4. Medieval European Citizenship: Christian Rights and Jewish Duties
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Without neglecting the fantastically rich and polyphonic complexity of the historical universe unfolding in Western Europe from the 12th century onwards, the most appropriate way to grasp its specificity is to relate it to the signification and the project of (social and individual) autonomy. The emergence of this project marks the break with the “true” Middle Ages....
Chapter 5. France: Liberalism Unveiled
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People always talk about Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, and yes, there is freedom, but not everywhere and for everyone. Remember, we’re French; we were born here. Our grandparents fought in wars to defend France. Back France is a crucial case in this study. France presents itself—and is widely imaged—as being the next step from, or the natural ...
Chapter 6. The Postcolonial Within: Portugal, White and European
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It is part of the organic essence of the Portuguese Nation to carry out the historical function of colonizing and owning overseas dominions the issues of citizenship, belonging, and rights. Portugal, again, is a very tell-ing and crucial case. It represents several empirical/historical phenomena. For one thing, as a European Union member, Portugal is a typical European ...
Chapter 7. Brazil: Experts in Exclusion
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After the uprising of 17 June the secretary of the Writers’ Union distributed pamphlets on Stalinallee, which stated that the people had forfeited the trust of the government and could only win it back by doubling their work effort. Wouldn’t it be simpler if the zil. As I have done before, I present each case to highlight one particular ...
Chapter 8. Colombia: When Law and Reality Clash
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These are difficulties the man from the country has not expected; the Law, he thinks, should surely be accessible at all times and to everyone, but as he now takes a closer look at the doorkeeper in his fur coat, with his big sharp nose and long, thin, black Tartar beard, he decides that it is better to wait until he gets permission to enter. The doorkeeper gives him a stool and lets ...
Chapter 9. Conclusion: Learning from Exploratory Research
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...work of what they can each tell us about the different aspects and dimensions and the internal contradictions, or dialectics, of citizenship, have fleshed out several insights that allow me to summarize some “lessons The first insight is about dialectics. So far, thinking about inherent con-tradictions and unresolved tensions of citizenship has proven fruitful. Not ...
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Publication Year: 2013