The modern political condition in Western countries has left their populations effectively emasculated and depoliticized, while "politics" occupies a site far removed from people's lives. From this starting point, this book presents a case for re-examination of the concept of citizenship. It claims that we have reached a point where conventional definitions are entirely emptied of meaning, and it offers a twist to the notion of alienation in a political sense. Moving beyond Amitai Etzioni's ideas, the book proposes new ways of rethinking citizenship in the community that might begin to have meaning for the world at large.
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- Paperback | 152 pages
- 132.08 x 210.82 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
- 01 Sep 1996
- PLUTO PRESS
- London, United Kingdom
- notes, index
Table of contents
Myths, mirrors and origins; the looking glass culture; the recovery of the political and the project of the world; between the public and the private; beyond agonism and representation; rethinking citizenship.