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Politics of Belonging Intersectional Contestations

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ISBN-10: 1412921309

ISBN-13: 9781412921305

Edition: 2012

Authors: Nira Yuval-Davis

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In this groundbreaking book, Nira Yuval-Davis provides a cutting-edge investigation of the challenging debates around belonging and the politics of belonging. Alongside the hegemonic forms of citizenship and nationalism which have tended to dominate our recent political and social history, the author examines alternative contemporary political projects of belonging constructed around the notions of religion, cosmopolitanism, and the feminist '¬Üethics of care'¬". The book also explores the effects of globalization, mass migration, the rise of both fundamentalist and human rights movements on such politics of belonging, as well as some of its racialized and gendered dimensions. A special…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 11/4/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.53" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Nira Yuval-Davis is Director of the Research Centre on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) at The University of East London.

Introduction: Framing the Questions
The Citizenship Question: Of the State and Beyond
The National Question: From the Indigenous to the Diasporic
The Religious Question: The Sacred, the Cultural and the Political
The Cosmopolitan Question: Situating the Human and Human Rights
The Caring Question: The Emotional and the Political
Concluding Remarks