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The politics of belonging

Hall, Suzanne M. ORCID: 0000-0002-0660-648X (2013) The politics of belonging. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 20 (1). pp. 46-53. ISSN 1070-289X

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Identification Number: 10.1080/1070289X.2012.752371


The Politics of Belonging explores the contemporary conundrum between preservation and encounter: between deep national dependencies on migration and diversity, in parallel with a determined political resistance to recognise more fluid and hybrid forms of belonging in a highly mobile, uneven and interconnected world. Ash Amin's notion of a ‘politics of the commons’ provides the paper's orientation for how to engage in forward-looking as opposed to retrospective processes of updating notions of belonging. The paper connects three perspectives across the political, cultural and social spheres: a ‘constitutional commons’ (Taylor 2009), ‘social solidarities’ (Calhoun 2003), and ‘cosmopolitan vernaculars’ (Pollock 2000).

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Divisions: Sociology
LSE Cities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Research centres and groups > LSE Cities (Cities Programme)
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2013 15:38
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 02:03

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