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Precarious citizenship: multiculturalism, media and social insecurity

Gillespie, Marie and O'Loughlin, Ben (2009). Precarious citizenship: multiculturalism, media and social insecurity. In: Noxolo , Pat and Huysmans , Jef eds. Community, Citizenship and the War on Terror: Security and Insecurity. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 89–112.

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Abstract

About the book: The issue of security – what it means and how it can be achieved - is one of the defining questions of the early 21st century. It is a question that has come to affect more and more intimate elements of people's lives, impacting on relationships between states, between individuals and the state, but also between individuals as they interact in their everyday lives. This is the starting point of this interdisciplinary collection, which aims to both unpack and engage with current debates in the global fight against terrorism by focusing on the question of what security and insecurity do, can and should mean politically. Considering a wide range of social and political forums in a range of countries, the chapters in this book open up a serious debate about what community and citizenship mean in the present securitized context, in order to sharpen our appreciation of the political and social consequences of the range of understandings that are currently under negotiation.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2009 Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0-230-20121-0, 978-0-230-20121-7
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Sociology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 26759
Depositing User: Marie Gillespie
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2011 22:50
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/26759
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