Heterotopic Citizen: New Research on Religious Work for the Disadvantaged

This book analyses religious work for the marginalized from the perspective of citizenship and otherness. The articles try to answer the question of whether religion makes a contribution to a growing recognition of human rights in society or if current philantropic and religious work for the marginalized re-introduces disciplinary practices which threaten the more substantial and universal citizenship. The theoretical starting point are Michel Foucault's studies about heterotopic places.