Geographies of the hidden citizen: Spaces and subjects of the subordinate

Sarah Lesley Mills, Rhys Jones

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Recent work by geographers on citizenship has moved towards what has been differently understood as the everyday, mundane or new geographies of citizenship. We argue, however, that alternative citizenships are still obscured in the literature, and that alternative subjectivities merit attention. These include groups that have, so far, been neglected both as members of communities/society and subsequently in academic literature, such as young people, senior citizens and prisoners. There is also a need to examine the counter-public spaces in which acts of citizenship occur. Furthermore, these alternative spaces and practices may highlight normative citizenships that do not conform to the hegemonic or mainstream norms in society and, in doing so, open up discussions on how geographers think about and conceptualise citizenship.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2010
Event2010 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting - District of Columbia, Washington, United States of America
Duration: 14 Apr 201018 Apr 2010


Conference2010 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting
Abbreviated title2010 AAG
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
Period14 Apr 201018 Apr 2010
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