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.
|Publication status||Published - 16 Apr 2010|
|Event||2010 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting - District of Columbia, Washington, United States of America|
Duration: 14 Apr 2010 → 18 Apr 2010
|Conference||2010 Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting|
|Abbreviated title||2010 AAG|
|Country/Territory||United States of America|
|Period||14 Apr 2010 → 18 Apr 2010|