Ambiguous Citizenship in an Age of Global Migration
It is usually believed that citizenship in a globalised world must be understood in binary statist terms: inclusion/exclusion, past/present, particularism/universalism. This book begs to differ.
Using critical resources found in poststructural, psychoanalytic and postcolonial thouht, Aoileann Ni Mhurchu thinks in new ways about citizenship in a globalised world, drawing on a range of thinkers including Kristeva, Bhabha and Foucault. She highlights the necessity of a more sophisticated understanding of postmodern citizenship which takes into account how some peole get caught between state-sovereign categories such as inclusion and exclusion, particularism and universalism.