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The Resource Citizenship, Étienne Balibar ; translated by Thomas Scott-Railton

Citizenship, Étienne Balibar ; translated by Thomas Scott-Railton

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Citizenship
Title
Citizenship
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Étienne Balibar ; translated by Thomas Scott-Railton
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Language
eng
Summary
If fundamental political categories were represented as geometric shapes, citizenship would be one of those rotating polyhedrons with reflective surfaces that together create effects of light and shade. With extraordinarily acute discernment, the leading philosopher Étienne Balibar examines one by one the various faces of this object, more numerous - and far more fissured - than one would imagine. The question of what it means to be a citizen has, from the dawn of Western politics, been anything but clear and straightforward; and modernity has shown it to be even more enigmatic and contested. Inseparable from democracy, and the demands for equality and liberty from which democracy draws its origins, citizenship is constantly being redefined within the unresolved contradiction between universal principles and the discriminatory mechanisms that regulate membership of a political community. Not everyone is a citizen, even within one nation-state. It has been said that certain persons are in society without being of society? The dynamics of inclusion and exclusion continue to generate dramatic asymmetries and create openings and closures, especially today in a time of particular fragility and when national sovereignty is in flux. So are there too many antinomies within citizenship? Balibar does not shy away from these antimonies, but he knows that to renounce citizenship would be to abandon the chance to create new modes of collective autonomy, in short, to democratize democracy.--
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1942-
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Balibar, Etienne
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Scott-Railton, Thomas
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  • Citizenship
  • Citizenship
  • Democracy
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Citizenship, Étienne Balibar ; translated by Thomas Scott-Railton
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-139) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17739378
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 145 pages
Isbn
9780745682419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Uk)017366282
  • (OCoLC)897775904
Label
Citizenship, Étienne Balibar ; translated by Thomas Scott-Railton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-139) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17739378
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 145 pages
Isbn
9780745682419
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Uk)017366282
  • (OCoLC)897775904

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