`Culture' and `citizenship' are two of the most hotly contested concepts in the social sciences. What are the relationships between them? This book explores the issues of inclusion and exclusion, the market and policy, rights and responsibilities, and the definitions of citizens and non-citizens. Substantive topics investigated in the various chapters include: cultural democracy; intersubjectivity and the unconscious; globalization and the nation state; European citizenship; and the discourses on cultural policy.

Psychoanalysis, Identity and Citizenship

Psychoanalysis, Identity and Citizenship

Psychoanalysis, identity and citizenship

Upon what is citizenship based? In discussions about rights and responsibilities, obligations and entitlements, belonging and participation, a set of questions keeps insisting: how does one imagine oneself in connection with a community, a culture or a nation? What is it that allows one to feel part of a social order, able to take up ‘citizenship’, neither excluded nor excluding oneself? What emotions and fantasies insert themselves into the process of being so that citizenship is not an abstract notion, another fashionable academic category about to dissolve, but instead contains something material and ‘real’ inside it? If the concept of citizenship is to be more than a simple totting up of rights and duties, it needs to embrace ...

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