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The Resource The paradox of citizenship in American politics : ideals and reality, Mehnaaz Momen

The paradox of citizenship in American politics : ideals and reality, Mehnaaz Momen

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The paradox of citizenship in American politics : ideals and reality
Title
The paradox of citizenship in American politics
Title remainder
ideals and reality
Statement of responsibility
Mehnaaz Momen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
“This remarkable book does the unusual: it embeds its focus in a larger complex operational space. The migrant, the refugee, the citizen, all emerge from that larger context. The focus is not the usual detailed examination of the subject herself, but that larger world of wars, grabs, contestations, and, importantly, the claimers and resisters.”— Saskia Sassen, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, USA This thought-provoking book begins by looking at the incredible complexities of “American identity” and ends with the threats to civil liberties with the vast expansion of state power through technology. A must-read for anyone interested in the future of the promise and realities of citizenship in the modern global landscape.— Kevin R. Johnson, Dean, UC Davis School of Law, USAMomen focuses on the basic paradox that has long marked national identity: the divide between liberal egalitarian self-conception and persistent practices of exclusion and subordination. The result is a thought-provoking text that is sure to be of interest to scholars and students of the American experience. — Aziz Rana, Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, USAThis book is an exploration of American citizenship, emphasizing the paradoxes that are contained, normalized, and strengthened by the gaps existing between proposed policies and real-life practices in multiple arenas of a citizen’s life. The book considers the evolution of citizenship through the journey of the American nation and its identity, its complexities of racial exclusion, its transformations in response to domestic demands and geopolitical challenges, its changing values captured in immigration policies and practices, and finally its dynamics in terms of the shift in state power vis-à-vis citizens. While it aspires to analyze the meaning of citizenship in America from the multiple perspectives of history, politics, and policy, it pays special attention to the critical junctures where rhetoric and reality clash, allowing for the production of certain paradoxes that define citizenship rights and shape political discourse
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Momen, Mehnaaz,
Dewey number
323.60973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Citizenship
  • United States
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The paradox of citizenship in American politics : ideals and reality, Mehnaaz Momen
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Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. American Identity: Ideals vs. Illusion -- 3. Nation-building: Nation-States vs. Empire -- 4. World Relations: Hegemony vs. Globalization -- 5. Immigration: Becoming “Us” versus Remaining “Them” -- 6. State Power: Technology vs. Technology -- 7. Conclusion
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on1002418454
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319615301
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1002418454
Label
The paradox of citizenship in American politics : ideals and reality, Mehnaaz Momen
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. American Identity: Ideals vs. Illusion -- 3. Nation-building: Nation-States vs. Empire -- 4. World Relations: Hegemony vs. Globalization -- 5. Immigration: Becoming “Us” versus Remaining “Them” -- 6. State Power: Technology vs. Technology -- 7. Conclusion
Control code
on1002418454
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319615301
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1002418454

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