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Crafting Citizenship

Author : M. Hurenkamp
ISBN : 9781137033611
Genre : Social Science
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According to politics and the media, immigration and individualization drive citizens apart but in neighbourhoods social life is often thriving, depending on the talents of particular citizens or of local institutions. This book examines new forms of active citizenship and the actual conditions that hinder social cohesion.

European States And Their Muslim Citizens

Author : John R. Bowen
ISBN : 9781107038646
Genre : Law
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Responds to debates about the place of Muslims in Western Europe by considering the way people draw on practical schemas.

The Culturalization Of Citizenship

Author : Jan Willem Duyvendak
ISBN : 9781137534101
Genre : Social Science
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The notion of citizenship has gradually evolved from being simply a legal status or practice to a deep sentiment. Belonging, or feeling at home, has become a requirement. This groundbreaking book analyzes how 'feeling rules' are developed and applied to migrants, who are increasingly expected to express feelings of attachment, belonging, connectedness and loyalty to their new country. More than this, however, it demonstrates how this culturalization of citizenship is a global trend with local variations, which develop in relation to each other. The authors pay particular attention to the intersection between sexuality, race and ethnicity, spurred on by their awareness of the dialectical construction of homosexuality, held up as representative of liberal Western values by both those in the West and by African leaders, who use such claims as proof that homosexuality is un-African.

Community Action And Planning

Author : Gallent, Nick
ISBN : 9781447321224
Genre : Political Science
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With trust in top-down government faltering, community-based groups around the world are displaying an ever-greater appetite to take control of their own lives and neighbourhoods. Government, for its part, is keen to embrace the projects and the planning undertaken at this level, attempting to regularise it and use it as a means of reconnecting to citizens and localising democracy. This unique book analyses the contexts, drivers and outcomes of community action and planning in a selection of case studies in the global north: from emergent neighbourhood planning in England to the community-based housing movement in New York, and from active citizenship in the Dutch new towns to associative action in Marseille. It will be a valuable resource for academic researchers and for postgraduate students on social policy, planning and community development courses.

Cosmopolitanism Nationalism And Modern Paganism

Author : Kathryn Rountree
ISBN : 9781137562005
Genre : Religion
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This volume explores how Pagans negotiate local and global tensions as they craft their identities, both as members of local communities and as cosmopolitan “citizens of the world.” Based on cutting edge international case studies from Pagan communities in the United States, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Malta, it considers how modern Pagans negotiate tensions between the particular and universal, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, ethnicity, and world citizenship. The burgeoning of modern Paganisms in recent decades has proceeded alongside growing globalization and human mobility, ubiquitous Internet use, a mounting environmental crisis, the re-valuing of indigenous religions, and new political configurations. Cosmopolitanism and nationalism have both influenced the weaving of unique local Paganisms in diverse contexts. Pagans articulate a strong attachment to local or indigenous traditions and landscapes, constructing paths that reflect local socio-cultural, political, and historical realities. However, they draw on the Internet and the global circulation of people and universal ideas. This collection considers how they confound these binaries in fascinating, complex ways as members of local communities and global networks.

Global Humanitarianism

Author : Daniel Robert DeChaine
ISBN : UCSD:31822035431691
Genre : Political Science
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In Global Humanitarianism Daniel Robert Dechaine undertakes an historical-cultural analysis of humanitarian NGO rhetoric and politics. He focuses his study specifically on Mdecins Sans Frontires and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. This book, besides being the first of its kind, offers to the disciplines of political science, cultural studies, and sociology a model with which to consider the political and social roles of NGOs in the ever-changing global community.

On Becoming Cuban

Author : Louis A. Pérez Jr.
ISBN : 9781469601410
Genre : History
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With this masterful work, Louis A. Perez Jr. transforms the way we view Cuba and its relationship with the United States. On Becoming Cuban is a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the peoples of the two countries and of the ways that this encounter helped shape Cubans' identity, nationality, and sense of modernity from the early 1850s until the revolution of 1959. Using an enormous range of Cuban and U.S. sources--from archival records and oral interviews to popular magazines, novels, and motion pictures--Perez reveals a powerful web of everyday, bilateral connections between the United States and Cuba and shows how U.S. cultural forms had a critical influence on the development of Cubans' sense of themselves as a people and as a nation. He also articulates the cultural context for the revolution that erupted in Cuba in 1959. In the middle of the twentieth century, Perez argues, when economic hard times and political crises combined to make Cubans painfully aware that their American-influenced expectations of prosperity and modernity would not be realized, the stage was set for revolution.

African Renewal

Author : Richard A. Joseph
ISBN : STANFORD:36105070771527
Genre : Political Science
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Legal Borderlands

Author : Mary L. Dudziak
ISBN : STANFORD:36105063834787
Genre : Social Science
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This is the first collection to map the intersection of law and American studies, and it captures the excitement of interdisciplinary work at this intersection.

Sociological Abstracts

Author : Leo P. Chall
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029371064
Genre : Sociology
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

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