Being political : genealogies of citizenship / Egin F. Isin

By: Isin, Egin F
Material type: TextText; Format: print Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2002Description: XII, 335 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 0-8166-3272-3Subject(s): Nacionalidad | Extranjeros
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Bibliografía: p. 287-318

What does it mean to be political? Every age has based its answer on citizenship, bequeathing us such indelible images as that of the Greek citizen exercising his rights and obligations in the agora, the Roman citizen conducting himself in the forum, medieval citizens receiving their charter before the guildhall. Being Political disrupts these images by approaching citizenship as otherness, presenting a powerful critique of universalistic and orientalist interpretations of the origins of citizenship and a persuasive alternative history of the present struggles over citizenship.

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