Cities and Citizenship

Cities and Citizenship

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Book Pages: 272 Illustrations: 19 b&w photographs Published: November 1998

Anthropology > Cultural Anthropology, Politics > Political Science, Sociology > Urban Studies

Cities and Citizenship is a prize-winning collection of essays that considers the importance of cities in the making of modern citizens. For most of the modern era the nation and not the city has been the principal domain of citizenship. This volume demonstrates, however, that cities are especially salient sites for examining the current renegotiations of citizenship, democracy, and national belonging.
Just as relations between nations are changing in the current phase of global capitalism, so too are relations between nations and cities. Written by internationally prominent scholars, the essays in Cities and Citizenship propose that “place” remains fundamental to these changes and that cities are crucial places for the development of new alignments of local and global identity. Through case studies from Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America, the volume shows how cities make manifest national and transnational realignments of citizenship and how they generate new possibilities for democratic politics that transform people as citizens. Previously published as a special issue of Public Culture that won the 1996 Best Single Issue of a Journal Award from the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers, the collection showcases a photo essay by Cristiano Mascaro, as well as two new essays by James Holston and Thomas Bender.
Cities and Citizenship will interest students and scholars of anthropology, geography, sociology, planning, and urban studies, as well as globalization and political science.

Contributors. Arjun Appadurai, Etienne Balibar, Thomas Bender, Teresa P. R. Caldeira, Mamadou Diouf, Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar, James Holston, Marco Jacquemet, Christopher Kamrath, Cristiano Mascaro, Saskia Sassen, Michael Watts, Michel Wieviorka



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James Holston is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at San Diego. He is the author of The Modernist City: An Anthropological Critique of Brasília.

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Introduction: Cities and Citizenship / James Holston and Arjun Appadurai

Part One Cities and the Making of Citizens

Intellectuals, Cities, and Citizenship in the United States: The 1890s and 1990s / Thomas Bender

Urban Youth and Senegalese Politics: Dakar 1988-1994 / Mamadou Diouf

Islamic Modernities? Citizenship, Civil Society, and Islamism in a Nigerian City / Michael Watts

Sao Paulo: Photographic Essay / Cristiano Mascaro

Fortified Enclaves: The New Urban Segregation / Theresa P. R. Caldeira

Genealogy: Lincoln Steffens on New York / Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar and Christopher Kamrath

Spaces of Insurgent Citizenship / James Holston

Part Two Cities and Transnational Formations

Whose City Is It? Globalization and the Formation of New Claims / Saskia Sassen

Is European Citizenship Possible? / Etienne Balibar

Violence, Culture, and Democracy: A European Perspective / Michel Wieviorka

From the Atlas to the Alps: Chronicle of a Moroccan Migration / Marco Jacquemet


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Paper ISBN: 978-0-8223-2274-0 / Cloth ISBN: 978-0-8223-2254-2
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