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N o m a d i c I d e n t i t i e s P U B L I C W O R L D S Series Editors Dilip Gaonkar and Benjamin Lee V O L U M E 5 May Joseph, Nomadic Identities: The Performance of Citizenship V O L U M E 4 Mayfair Mei-hui Yang, editor, Spaces of Their Own: Women’s Public Sphere in Transnational China V O L U M E 3 Naoki Sakai, Translation and Subjectivity: On “Japan” and Cultural Nationalism V O L U M E 2 Ackbar Abbas, Hong Kong: Culture and the Politics of Disappearance V O L U M E 1 Arjun Appadurai, Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization M A Y J O S E P H N o m a d i c I d e n t i t i e s T h e P e r f o r m a n c e o f C i t i z e n s h i p P U B L I C W O R L D S , V O L U M E 5 U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I N N E S O TA P R E S S M I N N E A P O L I S L O N D O N Copyright 1999 by the Regents of the University of Minnesota Chapter 3 appeared as “Soul, Transnationalism, and Imaginings of Revolution: Tanzanian Ujamaa and the Politics of Enjoyment,” in Soul, edited by Monique Guillory and Richard Green (New York: New York University Press, 1997), 126–38; reprinted by permission. Chapter 4 appeared as “Kung Fu Cinema, Frugality, and Tanzanian Asian Youth Culture: Ujamaa and Tanzanian Youth in the Seventies,” in SportCult, edited by Randy Martin and Toby Miller (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999); reprinted by permission. Chapter 7 appeared as “Bodies outside the State: Black British Women and the Limits of Citizenship,” in The Ends of Performance, edited by Peggy Phelan and Jill Lane (New York: New York University Press, 1998), 197–213; reprinted by permission. Poetry by M. Nourbese Philip, from “she tries her tongue, her silence softly breaks,” and by Edward Kamau Brathwaite, from Barabajan Poems, is reprinted here by permission of the poets. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying , recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. Published by the University of Minnesota Press 111 Third Avenue South, Suite 290 Minneapolis, MN 55401-2520 Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Joseph, May. Nomadic identities : the performance of citizenship / May Joseph. p. cm. — (Public worlds ; v. 5) ISBN 0-8166-2636-7 (hc). — ISBN 0-8166-2637-5 (pb) Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Immigrants—Political activity. 2. Ethnic groups—Political activity. 3. Minorities—Political activity. 4. Political participation. 5. Citizenship. I. Title. II. Series. JV6255.J67 1999 323.6′09′04—dc21 98-43818 The University of Minnesota is an equal-opportunity educator and employer. 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00 99 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 ...


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