- The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship
- List of Abbreviations
- List of Contributors
- Introduction: Citizenship—<i>Quo Vadis</i>?
- Revisiting the Classical Ideal of Citizenship
- Re-Scaling the Geography of Citizenship
- Political Membership and Democratic Boundaries
- Liberal and Republican Conceptions of Citizenship
- Citizenship and Nationhood
- The History of Racialized Citizenship
- Feminist, Sexual, and Queer Citizenship
- Postcolonial Citizenship
- Economic Theories of Citizenship Ascension
- Comparing Citizenship Regimes
- Citizenship and Human Rights
- Citizenship and Cultural Diversity
- Citizenship and the Franchise
- Status Non-Citizens
- Citizenship in Immigration States
- Citizenship and State Transition
- Citizenship in Non-Western Contexts
- Indigenous Citizenship in Settler States
- Secular and Religious Citizenship
- Performative Citizenship
- Does Citizenship Matter?
- The Place of Territory in Citizenship
- Diasporas and Transnational Citizenship
- Fragmentation of Citizenship Governance
- Multiple Citizenship
- Multilevel Citizenship
- Supranational Citizenship
- Cosmopolitan Citizenship
- On Refugeehood and Citizenship
- Statelessness, ‘In-Between’ Statuses, and Precarious Citizenship
- Citizenship and Technology
- Citizenship For Sale?
- Citizenship and Membership Duties Toward Quasi-Citizens
- Inclusive Citizenship Beyond the Capacity Contract
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter outlines a perspective that broadens the conventional view of citizenship as a legal institution by expanding on its performative force. A performative perspective on citizenship as making rights claims across multiple social groups and polities reveals its creative and transformative possibilities. By focusing our attention on performative acts or on how people creatively perform citizenship and not merely follow rules, the chapter invites us to appreciate that how people perform citizenship plays an important role in contesting and constructing citizenship and in attaching meanings to rights. By highlighting that those perform citizenship are not always citizens in the conventional sense of members of a nation-state and that they do not always act in the context of democratic or Euro-American polities, the chapter illustrates how to study multiple meanings and functions of citizenship in and across multiple polities.
Engin Isin, Professor in International Politics, Queen Mary University of London.
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