Making Citizens: Public Rituals and Personal Journeys to Citizenship

Making Citizens: Public Rituals and Personal Journeys to Citizenship

by Bridget Byrne

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In an increasingly mobile world with mounting concerns about the states' control of borders and migration, passports and citizenship rights matter more than ever. This book asks what citizenship ceremonies can tell us about how citizenship is understood through empirical research in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349434152
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series
Edition description: 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Bridget Byrne is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester, UK. She is the author of White Lives: The Interplay of 'Race', Class and Gender in Everyday Life, and her work has been published in journals including Citizenship Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Sociology, Sociological Review and Feminist Theory. She is also a member of CoDE (Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity) at the University of Manchester.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Bounded Citizenship 3. taking the Oath 4. Europe Welcomes 5. Routes to Citizenship 6. Welcome to Britain? 7. Conclusion

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