By Pirkkoliisa Ahponen, Päivi Harinen, Ville-Samuli Haverinen
This publication examines alterations of citizenship within the mild of dislocated habitations. It highlights the ways that the club in an area group is transferring clear of nationwide frameworks, and explores the dislocations caused via transnational and cosmopolitan kinds of belonging. Containing theoretical, methodological and political contributions, the quantity takes half within the social political and cultural dialogue round migration, transnationalism, multiculturalism, a number of citizenship and cosmopolitan civic actions. It provides dislocation as a overlaying proposal and a metaphor for describing conditions during which the traditional methods and frames of accomplishing social medical research, social guidelines, or politics now not suffice. The publication exhibits how clinical and political initiatives, academic curricula and coverage associations nonetheless lean usually at the logics of mono-cultural geographical regions and citizenships, with out spotting the dislocated nature of up to date citizenship and civil society. providing strategies, the publication proposes new methods of gathering info and undertaking analyses, explains the recent logics of citizenship and civic actions, and provides instruments for constructing civic and citizenship regulations that give some thought to the transnational fact of people’s daily lives and lifestyles histories.
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De-national citizenship, on the other hand, shows internal changes at a national level and in how people increasingly identify with cultural and local groups instead of nations and national identity (Sassen 2002). Whereas EU citizenship is a clear supranational juridical status, discourses of world citizenship, global citizenship and cosmopolitan citizenship mostly stay at a rhetorical and ideological level. The idea of global citizenship goes back to the stoical, Durkheimian and Kantian idea of citizenship as a moral framework of humanity, where we all have obligations towards each other, including the ‘aliens’.
The interviewees (n = 48, 31 women and 17 men) came from different parts of Finland. Their age distribution ranged from 18 to 72. They had 29 different citizenship combinations and 3 of them were triple citizens. Their most common other citizenships (besides Finnish) were from US and Russia (5) and Germany and Turkey (4).
In this case, and so many others, the praxeomorphic nature of human perception prompted them to discover ‘out there, in the world’ what they have learned to do and are doing ‘here, at home’ and what we all carry in our heads or in our subconscious thought patterns as an image of ‘how things truly are’. How could that be? Thus asked the Londoners bafﬂed by what they found, hardly believing at ﬁrst the facts that were so different from what their teachers told them to expect. When they sought a convincing explanation of the bizarre ways and means of the Panamanian wasps, they found it, as could be expected, in the warehouse of tested and familiar notions.
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