The Anthropology of Citizenship: A Reader

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The Anthropology of Citizenship introduces the theoretical foundations of and cutting edge approaches to citizenship in the contemporary world, in local, national and global contexts. Key readings provide a cross-cultural perspective on citizenship practices, and an individual citizen s relationship with the state. * Introduces a range of exciting and cutting edge approaches to citizenship in the contemporary world * Provides key readings for students and researchers who wish to gain an understanding of citizenship practices, and an individual s relationship with the state in a global context * Offers an anthropological perspective on citizenship, the self and political agency, with a focus on encounters between citizens and the state in education, law, development, and immigration policy * Provides students with an understanding of the theoretical foundations of citizenship, as characterized by liberal and civic republican ideas of political belonging and exclusion * Explores how citizenship is constructed at different scales and in different spaces * Twenty-five key writings identify what is a new and vibrant subfield within politics and anthropological research