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Author: Anne McNevin
ISBN13: 978-0231151283
Title: Contesting Citizenship: Irregular Migrants and New Frontiers of the Political
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Language: English
Category: Politics and Government
Publisher: Columbia University Press (June 28, 2011)
Pages: 240

Contesting Citizenship: Irregular Migrants and New Frontiers of the Political by Anne McNevin



New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. ISBN-13: 978- 0231151283 A central question in Anne McNevin’s book is how place and space make a difference to political belonging. Although McNevin’s work complements this body of literature, what makes her book refreshing and important is her examination of counternarratives emerging from the movements of irregular migrants wishing to challenge the status quo of the relationships amongst place, space, and political belonging.

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Questions of citizenship,. belonging, migration, conflict, security, peace and subjectivity are examined through social construction, post-colonialism, and gendered lenses from an interdisciplinary perspective. Citizenship between the Lines An important question at the present time is how to go beyond the limits of the political and the non-political and to confront politically worrisome manifes-tations of incivility. Such sociological and philosophical considerations can be made by understanding citizenship as a process, by discussing the ways that allow us to go from the idea to the deed and from the. deed to the idea, and from contingent definitions to more general meanings and vice-versa.

Irregular migrants complicate the boundaries of citizenship and stretch the parameters of political belonging.

McNevin casts irregular migrants as more than mere victims of sovereign power, shuttled from one location to the next. For these migrants, outsider status operates as both a mode of subjectification and as a site of active resistance, forcing observers to rethink the enactment of citizenship. McNevin connects irregular migrant activism to the complex rescaling of the neoliberal state. Comprised of refugees, asylum seekers, "illegal" labor migrants, and stateless persons, this group of migrants occupies new sovereign spaces that generate new subjectivities.

New York : Columbia University Press, 2011. T1 - Contesting Citizenship: Irregular Migrants and New Frontiers of the Political. AU - McNevin, Anne Margaret. BT - Contesting Citizenship: Irregular Migrants and New Frontiers of the Political. PB - Columbia University Press. ER -. McNevin AM. Contesting Citizenship: Irregular Migrants and New Frontiers of the Political. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.

Contesting Citizenship carefully treads a new path, inviting readers to think differently about citizenship by 'hearing' and 'seeing' the acts of those who have been rendered as outsiders and strangers to citizenship. Engin Isin, The Open University). In a cosmopolitan age, the movement of displaced people, arguably an inherent part of the human condition from time immemorial, inspires much fear among the settled. Rich in empirical detail from the United States, Australia, and France, Anne McNevin's book views 'irregular immigrants' as more than victims

In her 2011 book, Contesting Citizenship: Irregular Migrants and New Frontiers of the Political, Anne McNevin succeeds in providing fresh ‘food for thought. McNevin explores how governance of migration, which is performed at the level of the nation-state and extra-territorially, shifts notions of territorial sovereignty as much as political belonging and participation. At the same time, organised movements of migrants contest their irregular status and this shifts ideas of citizenship, albeit in different ways

Irregular migrants complicate the boundaries of citizenship and stretch the parameters of political belonging. Comprised of refugees, asylum seekers, "illegal" labor migrants, and stateless persons, this group of migrants occupies new sovereign spaces that generate new subjectivities. Investigating the role of irregular migrants in the transformation of citizenship, Anne McNevin argues that irregular status is an immanent (rather than aberrant) condition of global capitalism, formed by the fast-tracked processes of globalization.McNevin casts irregular migrants as more than mere victims of sovereign power, shuttled from one location to the next. Incorporating examples from the United States, Australia, and France, she shows how migrants reject their position as "illegal" outsiders and make claims on the communities in which they live and work. For these migrants, outsider status operates as both a mode of subjectification and as a site of active resistance, forcing observers to rethink the enactment of citizenship. McNevin connects irregular migrant activism to the complex rescaling of the neoliberal state. States increasingly prioritize transnational market relations that disrupt the spatial context for citizenship. At the same time, states police their borders in ways that reinvigorate territorial identities. Mapping the broad dynamics of political belonging in a neoliberal era, McNevin provides invaluable insight into the social and spatial transformation of citizenship, sovereignty, and power.