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Description - Narratives and Imaginings of Citizenship in Latin America by Cristina Rojas

This book looks at how citizenship has been imagined and transformed in Latin America through the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries from different disciplinary perspectives including anthropology, history, urban planning, geography and political studies. It looks beyond citizenship as a formal legal status to explore how ideas about citizenship have shaped political and historical landscapes in different ways through the region. It shows how conceptions of citizenship are intertwined with understandings of natural spaces and environments, how indigenous politics are 'de-colonizing' western liberal conceptions of citizenship, and how citizenship is being transformed through local level politics and projects for development. In addition to showcasing some of the novel, emerging forms of citizenship in the region, the book also traces the ways in which historical narratives of citizenship and national belonging persist within present day politics. Collectively, the chapters show that citizenship remains an important entry point for understanding politics, projects of reform, and struggles for transformation in Latin America. This book was published as a special issue of Citizenship Studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138785298
ISBN-10: 1138785296
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 142
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Cristina Rojas

Cristina Rojas is professor of Political Science at Carleton University. Her research focuses on decolonizing global governance and emancipatory practices of citizenship. Her recent articles are published in Citizenship Studies, Globalizations, and Bulletin of Latin American Research. She is the author of Civilization and Violence: Regimes of Representation in 19th C. Colombia (2002). Judy Meltzer holds a doctorate in Political Science from Carleton University. Her research focuses on citizenship and development. Recent publications appear in the Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship (2014 forthcoming), Environment & Citizenship in Latin America (2012). She is co-editor of a Special Issue of Citizenship Studies (2013).