Download e-book for iPad: Beyond Citizenship: American Identity After Globalization by Peter J. Spiro

By Peter J. Spiro

American identification has constantly been capacious as an idea yet slim in its program. Citizenship has in most cases been approximately being right here, both via delivery or place of abode. The territorial premises for citizenship have labored to unravel the extraordinary demanding situations of yank id. yet globalization is detaching id from situation. What used to outline American used to be rooted in American house. Now you can actually be wherever and be an American, politically or culturally. opposed to that backdrop, it turns into tricky to attract the bounds of human group in a significant means. Longstanding notions of democratic citizenship have gotten out of date, whilst we grasp to them. Beyond Citizenship charts the trajectory of yank citizenship and indicates how American id is unsustainable within the face of globalization.

Peter J. Spiro describes how citizenship legislations as soon as mirrored and formed the yankee nationwide personality. Spiro explores the histories of birthright citizenship, naturalization, twin citizenship, and the way these criminal regimes helped strengthen an in a different way fragile nationwide identification. yet on a moving international panorama, citizenship prestige has develop into more and more divorced from any feel of tangible group at the floor. because the bonds of citizenship fritter away, club within the geographical region turns into much less significant. The rights and duties distinct to citizenship at the moment are trivial. Naturalization standards were cozy, twin citizenship embraced, and territorial birthright citizenship entrenched--developments which are all irreversible. Loyalties, in the meantime, are relocating to transnational groups outlined in lots of other ways: through race, ethnicity, gender, faith, age, and sexual orientation. those groups, Spiro boldly argues, are changing bonds that after attached humans to the geographical region, with profound implications for the way forward for governance.

Learned, incisive, and sweeping in scope, Beyond Citizenship deals a provocative examine how globalization is altering the very definition of who we're and the place we belong.

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