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Chapter 1: Culture and Citizenship: An Introduction

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Culture and Citizenship: An Introduction
Culture and citizenship: An introduction

Recent debates within cultural studies and citizenship studies might suggest that these areas have little in common. The term ‘culture’ is usually associated with a mix of public and private institutions including museums, libraries, schools, cinemas and the media, while more specifically being connected with the dialogic production of meaning and aesthetics through a variety of practices. Citizenship, on the other hand, is more often thought to be about membership, belonging, rights and obligations. In institutional terms the terrain of citizenship is usually marked out by abstract legal definitions as to who is to be included and excluded from the political community.

Indeed, under certain circumstances, claims to an identity and rights of residence should indeed be ...

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