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Citizenship is often assumed to be a clear-cut issue - either one has it or one does not. However, as the contributors to Citizenship in Question demonstrate, citizenship is not self-evident; it emerges from often obscure written records and is interpreted through ambiguous and dynamic laws. In case studies that analyze the legal barriers to citizenship rights in over twenty countries, the contributors explore how states use evidentiary requirements to create and police citizenship, often based on fictions of racial, ethnic, class, and religious differences. Whether examining the United States’ deportation of its own citizens, the selective use of DNA tests and secret results in Thailand, or laws that have stripped entire populations of citizenship, the contributors emphasize the political, psychological, and personal impact of citizenship policies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, In Memoriam
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface: Ace’s Story
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. Jacqueline Stevens
  3. pp. 1-24
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  1. Part I. International and Regional Protocols: Citizenship and Statelessness Protocols
  1. 1. Jus Soli and Statelessness: A Comparative Perspective from the Americas
  2. Polly J. Price
  3. pp. 27-42
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  1. 2. The Politics of Evidence: Roma Citizenship Deficits in Europe
  2. Jacqueline Bhabha
  3. pp. 43-59
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  1. 3. Statelessness-in-Question: Expert Testimony and the Evidentiary Burden of Statelessness
  2. Benjamin N. Lawrance
  3. pp. 60-80
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  1. 4. Reproducing Uncertainty: Documenting Contested Sovereignty and Citizenship across the Taiwan Strait
  2. Sara L. Friedman
  3. pp. 81-99
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  1. 5. What Is a “Real” Australian Citizen? Insights from Papua New Guinea and Mr. Amos Ame
  2. Kim Rubenstein, Jacqueline Field
  3. pp. 100-114
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  1. Part II. Official or Administrative Acts
  1. 6. To Know a Citizen: Birthright Citizenship Documents Regimes in U.S. History
  2. Beatrice McKenzie
  3. pp. 117-131
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  1. 7. From the Outside Looking In: U.S. Passports in the Borderlands
  2. Rachel E. Rosenbloom
  3. pp. 132-146
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  1. 8. Problems of Evidence, Evidence of Problems: Expanding Citizenship and Reproducing Statelessness among Highlanders in Northern Thailand
  2. Amanda Flaim
  3. pp. 147-164
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  1. 9. Limits of Legal Citizenship: Narratives from South and Southeast Asia
  2. Kamal Sadiq
  3. pp. 165-176
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  1. Part III. Legislatures and Court Disputes
  1. 10. American Birthright Citizenship Rules and the Exclusion of “Outsiders” from the Political Community
  2. Margaret D. Stock
  3. pp. 179-199
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  1. 11. Ivoirité and Citizenship in Ivory Coast: The Controversial Policy of Authenticity
  2. Alfred Babo
  3. pp. 200-216
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  1. 12. The Alien Who Is a Citizen
  2. Jacqueline Stevens
  3. pp. 217-240
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  1. Afterword
  2. Daniel Kanstroom
  3. pp. 241-246
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  1. References
  2. pp. 247-274
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 275-278
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 279-288
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822373483
Related ISBN
9780822362807
MARC Record
OCLC
1103684062
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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