466 Book Reviews / European Journal of Migration and Law 10 (2008) 461–469 Engin F. Isin & Greg M. Nielsen (eds.), Acts of Citizenship , London & New York: Zed Books, 2008, xii + 308 pp. incl. index, ISBN 978 1 84277 951 4 hb, ISBN 978 1 84277 952 1 (pb) In the past years, citizenship has been the subject of interest for scholars belonging to various disciplines and sciences. Th e vast literature thus generated seemed to have left few aspects of citizenship uncharted. Yet, this present volume sets itself the challenging task of revitalising the ﬁ eld of citizenship studies by introducing a new concept, namely “acts of citizenship”. Th e 26 contributions from a wide range of scholars from various disciplines (sociology, politics, geography, philoso phy, his- tory etc.) are designed around this central concept, whose theoretical founda tions have been laid down by the editors of the volume, Engin F. Isin and Greg M. Nielsen. In the editors’ view, acts of citizenship should open a new investigatory era for citizenship studies by shifting the focus from “the institution of citizenship and the citizen as individual agent to acts of citizenship” further deﬁ ned
European Journal of Migration and Law – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2008
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