note: Rosemarie Garland-Thomson is a keynote speaker
Dieuwertje Dyi Huijg
PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Manchester
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Citizenship in an Era of Fragility: Identities, Inequalities and Imaginations.
Free One Day Symposium, Sociology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 15th of March 2017
• Les Back (Goldsmith, University of London)
• Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (Emory University)
• Michele Lamont (Harvard University)
Citizenship is increasingly contested both in terms of what it confers and who it is granted to (and by whom). A range of groups now find themselves under suspicion that they do not belong, or that they are not doing enough to earn the rights of citizenship. At the same time, new voices, coalitions and strategies are emerging, which call for alternative imaginaries of how societies can be expansive and inclusive. This symposium will consider how citizenship can confer access to justice, recognition and resources, while its denial has significant material and socio-cultural consequences for both equality and identity.
The symposium seeks to address these issues, asking both why citizenship has become so fragile an ideal and so limited in scope, and also how it could be broadened and redefined to offer something of value to those currently rejected and denied access to it.
Our key speakers will speak to this overarching theme via their own research in conversation with colleagues in sociology at Newcastle also working in these areas.
While the event is free, attendees must register and spaces are limited.
Further Information, including how to register can be found here: http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/fragilecitizenship/
The venue is accessible, but do raise any concerns or specific needs when registering.
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