This entry focuses on citizenship and immigration. It examines some of the factors that influence immigrant citizenship construction, including globalization. It also discusses the different theories and approaches to citizenship, in particular concepts of citizenship that connect to globalization and migration.

Citizenship and Immigrant Adaptation

Citizenship is a significant aspect of immigrants' adjustment as they contemplate and reconcile the meaning and significance of becoming a citizen in their host country while maintaining connections to their cultures, languages, histories, and countries of origin. While citizenship is mainly positioned within the legal and political realms of a nation-state, it also interfaces with other social and cultural institutions and practices within society. Citizenship conveys not only a person's legal standing and membership in a nation-state but also his or her ...

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