Through a detailed introductory discussion of the relation between the civil and the political, and between recognition and representation, this book provides a comprehensive vocabulary for understanding citizenship. It uses the work of T H Marshall to frame the critical interrogation of how ethnic, technological, ecological, cosmopolitan, sexual and cultural rights relate to citizenship. The authors show how the civil, political and social meanings of citizenship have been redefined by postmodernization and globalization.

Cultural Citizenship: Consuming Identities
Cultural citizenship: Consuming identities

This chapter discusses the rise of ‘culture’ as a field of production and consumption and barriers and opportunities in participating in it. In discussing cultural citizenship, the chapter works through two different arguments. First, Bourdieu (1984) and his influence especially in Britain via Featherstone (1991, 1995) and Lash and Urry (1987, 1994) making a crucial connection between consumerism, professional groups and distinction. Second, studies on governmentality and neoliberalism by Gordon (1987), Rose (1996a, 1996b, 1996c), Burchell (1995, 1996) and du Gay (1996) linking consumerism and regimes of government under advanced liberalism. Via these arguments, we establish cultural citizenship as a field in which the rights to access to production, distribution and consumption of culture become a field of ...

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