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To have a country, to have a say : Young people's "lived citizenship" in Nablus

Pestana, Filipa LU (2015) MOSM03 20151
Centre for Middle Eastern Studies
Abstract
This thesis examines young people’s “lived citizenship” in the occupied West Bank and is based on qualitative research, including visual methods, carried out with a group of adolescents in Nablus. Young people’s ordinary experiences and everyday encounters with the notion of citizenship are at the core of my analysis, which adopts a micro-sociological approach in order to go beyond the “passive/engaged” and “personal/political” binaries, typical in citizenship studies. I consider the ways in which a redefinition of what constitutes ‘citizenship’ and ‘the political’ might contribute to a more nuanced understanding of how these people – whose citizenship status is, in classic terms, unaccomplished – position themselves in society and make... (More)
This thesis examines young people’s “lived citizenship” in the occupied West Bank and is based on qualitative research, including visual methods, carried out with a group of adolescents in Nablus. Young people’s ordinary experiences and everyday encounters with the notion of citizenship are at the core of my analysis, which adopts a micro-sociological approach in order to go beyond the “passive/engaged” and “personal/political” binaries, typical in citizenship studies. I consider the ways in which a redefinition of what constitutes ‘citizenship’ and ‘the political’ might contribute to a more nuanced understanding of how these people – whose citizenship status is, in classic terms, unaccomplished – position themselves in society and make sense of their lives as citizens. My analysis demonstrates that, although participants’ life experiences do not fit traditional conceptions of citizenship, their repertoires are often dominated by such conceptions. (Less)
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author
Pestana, Filipa LU
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MOSM03 20151
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
youth, lived experience, Citizenship, refugees, politics, visual methods, collaborative research
language
English
id
7794088
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2015-09-01 14:55:27
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  abstract     = {This thesis examines young people’s “lived citizenship” in the occupied West Bank and is based on qualitative research, including visual methods, carried out with a group of adolescents in Nablus. Young people’s ordinary experiences and everyday encounters with the notion of citizenship are at the core of my analysis, which adopts a micro-sociological approach in order to go beyond the “passive/engaged” and “personal/political” binaries, typical in citizenship studies. I consider the ways in which a redefinition of what constitutes ‘citizenship’ and ‘the political’ might contribute to a more nuanced understanding of how these people – whose citizenship status is, in classic terms, unaccomplished – position themselves in society and make sense of their lives as citizens. My analysis demonstrates that, although participants’ life experiences do not fit traditional conceptions of citizenship, their repertoires are often dominated by such conceptions.},
  author       = {Pestana, Filipa},
  keyword      = {youth,lived experience,Citizenship,refugees,politics,visual methods,collaborative research},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {To have a country, to have a say : Young people's "lived citizenship" in Nablus},
  year         = {2015},
}