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Claiming citizenship rights through the body multiple

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Netz, Sabine ; Lempp, Sarah ; Krause, Kristine ; Schramm, Katharina:
Claiming citizenship rights through the body multiple.
In: Citizenship Studies. Vol. 23 (2019) Issue 7 . - pp. 637-651.
ISSN 1469-3593

Abstract in another language

What have affirmative action policies, categorization of care needs, plastic surgery, forensic identification of dead bodies and age assessments of refugees in common? They all determine recognition and access to resources and rights via the body. In the introduction to this special issue, the editors emphasize that the body only becomes distinct and significant when it is put in relation to historically and geographically differing norms and standards. This relational approach opens up the ‘black boxes’ of science, medicine, bureaucracy and eventually the body. Drawing on practice theory, critical citizenship studies and Science and Technology Studies, the authors discuss notions of social citizenship and the conceptualization of biological citizenship in medical anthropology. They think with the contributions of the special issue that analyse how medical practitioners, state and private institutions, as well as individuals enact certain bodies in specific material and discursive constellations. By taking neither citizenship nor the body for granted, the special issue shows how situationally-bound elements in relations, space and time, matter for a person’s access to rights and resources – and hence can draw attention to blind spots in particular categorization practices.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: Coeditor des Heftes ist Frau Prof. Schramm
Keywords: The body multiple; Social and biological citizenship; Multiplicity; practice theory; Categories of difference
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Social and Cultural Anthropology > Chair Social and Cultural Anthropology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Katharina Schramm
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Social and Cultural Anthropology
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2019 09:14
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2020 08:23