A sustained engagement with the increasingly complicated global, transnational and postmodern nature of citizenship. Many people see citizenship in a globalised world in terms of binaries: inclusion/exclusion, past/present, particularism/universalism. Aoileann NÃƯ MhurchÃð 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, NÃƯ MhurchÃð 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. Key Features. Provides a new framework for thinking about the limitations of current citizenship scholarship Links existing insights on intergenerational migration with new literature on citizenship through empirical research Develops a new way of thinking about the increasingly discontinuous and fragmented nature of citizenship through the concept of trace Contributes to the growing interdisciplinary field of critical citizenship studies (CCS), which is exploring new forms of citizenship in a globalised world
Edinburgh University Press,
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-259) and index.