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The Resource The boundaries of citizenship : race, ethnicity, and nationality in the liberal state, Jeff Spinner

The boundaries of citizenship : race, ethnicity, and nationality in the liberal state, Jeff Spinner

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The boundaries of citizenship : race, ethnicity, and nationality in the liberal state
Title
The boundaries of citizenship
Title remainder
race, ethnicity, and nationality in the liberal state
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Spinner
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Liberalism has traditionally been equated with protecting the rights of the individual. But how does this protection affect the cultural identity of these individuals? In The Boundaries of Citizenship Jeff Spinner addresses this question by examining distinctive racial, ethnic, and national groups whose identities may be transformed in liberal society. Focusing on the Amish, Hasidic Jews, and African Americans in the United States and on the Quebecois in Canada, Spinner explores the paradox of how liberal values such as equality and individual autonomy -- which members of cultural groups often fight to attain -- can lead to the unexpected transformation of the group's identity. Spinner shows how liberalism fosters this transformation by encouraging the dispersal of the group's cultural practices throughout society. He examines why groups that reject the liberal values of equality and autonomy are the most successful at retaining their distinctive cultural identity. He finds, however, that these groups also fit -- albeit uneasily -- in the liberal state. Spinner concludes that citizens are benefited more than harmed by liberalism's tendency to alter cultural boundaries. The Boundaries of Citizenship is a timely look at how cultural identities are formed and transformed -- and why the political implications of this process are so important. The book will be of interest to readers in a broad range of academic disciplines, including political science, law, history, sociology, and cultural studies.--Publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spinner-Halev, Jeff
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnic groups
  • Minorities
  • Citizenship
  • Liberalism
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The boundaries of citizenship : race, ethnicity, and nationality in the liberal state, Jeff Spinner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-222) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction. Liberalism. Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality and Liberal Thought -- 2. The Formation of Identity. The Construction of Identity. Race. Ethnicity. Nationality. Contested Meanings -- 3. The Demands of Liberal Citizenship. Jewish Emancipation and the Jewish Question. Civil Society and Equal Citizenship. The Demands of Liberal Citizenship. The Transformation of Ethnic Identity. Political Participation and Identity. Community and Diversity -- 4. Pluralistic Integration. The Limits to Cultural Pluralism. Illiberal Cultural Practices. Toward Pluralistic Integration. Pluralism, Power, and Standards. Ethnic Failures, Ethnic Successes -- 5. The Ethnic Rejection of Liberal Citizenship. The Amish Community. Liberal Changes. Partial Citizenship. Choosing to Be Amish. Justifying Yoder. A Liberal Paradox: The Case of the Hasidim -- 6. Race and the Failure of Liberal Citizenship. Liberalism and Racism. Realizing Equal Citizenship. Public Recognition of Black Citizenship. Reconfiguring Civil Society
  • Black Power and Black Culture. Black Identity in the Liberal State -- 7. Language and Nationality. The Two Faces of Nationalism. Public Language, Public Culture, and Public Space. The Liberal Facilitation of Nationalism. Cultural Preservation. Nationalism and Citizenship. Liberalism and Nationalism -- 8. The Boundaries of Citizenship. Boundaries and Identity. The Tensions of Diversity. Pluralistic Education. Liberalism and Cultural Identity
Control code
29548065
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780801848124
Isbn Type
(hc : acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1605887
Label
The boundaries of citizenship : race, ethnicity, and nationality in the liberal state, Jeff Spinner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction. Liberalism. Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality and Liberal Thought -- 2. The Formation of Identity. The Construction of Identity. Race. Ethnicity. Nationality. Contested Meanings -- 3. The Demands of Liberal Citizenship. Jewish Emancipation and the Jewish Question. Civil Society and Equal Citizenship. The Demands of Liberal Citizenship. The Transformation of Ethnic Identity. Political Participation and Identity. Community and Diversity -- 4. Pluralistic Integration. The Limits to Cultural Pluralism. Illiberal Cultural Practices. Toward Pluralistic Integration. Pluralism, Power, and Standards. Ethnic Failures, Ethnic Successes -- 5. The Ethnic Rejection of Liberal Citizenship. The Amish Community. Liberal Changes. Partial Citizenship. Choosing to Be Amish. Justifying Yoder. A Liberal Paradox: The Case of the Hasidim -- 6. Race and the Failure of Liberal Citizenship. Liberalism and Racism. Realizing Equal Citizenship. Public Recognition of Black Citizenship. Reconfiguring Civil Society
  • Black Power and Black Culture. Black Identity in the Liberal State -- 7. Language and Nationality. The Two Faces of Nationalism. Public Language, Public Culture, and Public Space. The Liberal Facilitation of Nationalism. Cultural Preservation. Nationalism and Citizenship. Liberalism and Nationalism -- 8. The Boundaries of Citizenship. Boundaries and Identity. The Tensions of Diversity. Pluralistic Education. Liberalism and Cultural Identity
Control code
29548065
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780801848124
Isbn Type
(hc : acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1605887

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