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Diasporic Citizenship under Debate

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Schramm, Katharina:
Diasporic Citizenship under Debate.
In: Current Anthropology. Vol. 61 (2020) Issue S22 . - pp. 210-219.
ISSN 0011-3204

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Abstract in another language

In this paper I explore the nexus of slavery, diaspora, and citizenship through the close examination of the complex negotiations of “diasporic citizenship” in Ghana. Over the past 25 years, Ghana has been a major site for diasporic homecoming, both in terms of tourism and repatriation. This movement has been accompanied by multiple demands and promises of citizenship. I discuss three dimensions of citizenship that speak to the problematics of inclusion and exclusion in the rhetoric and practice of diasporic homecoming. First, there is citizenship as an affective claim to belonging; second, there is citizenship as a legal status (and obligation); and third, there is the renegotiation of citizenship through genetic ancestry. Articulated in terms of soul, dual citizenship, and embodied link, these citizenship claims and practices transcend and challenge the strict limits of the nation-state, thereby pointing toward the “crisis of citizenship” as a larger problem.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Citizenship; Diaspora; Soul; Dual citizenship; Embodied link
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
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 > Chair Social and Cultural Anthropology
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 000 Computer Science, information, general works > 050 General serials and their indexes
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2020 07:15
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2023 13:18