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Reconfiguring Citizenship

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Contents: Introduction, Lena Dominelli and Mehmoona Moosa-Mitha. Part I (Re)conceptualising Citizenship: Problematising concepts of citizenship and citizenship practices, Lena Dominelli; Exclusionary and inclusionary citizenship practices around faith-based communities, Mehmoona Moosa-Mitha; Spirituality, faith affiliations and indigenous peoplea (TM)s experiences of citizenship, Jacquie Green (Kundoqk). Part II Citizenship Practices in Diverse Settings: Africville: the uprooting of citizens from their territory in modern day Halifax, Wanda Thomas Bernard and Mary Pam Vincer; Migration, political engagement and the state: a case study of immigrants and Communists in 1930s South Tyneside in the UK, Tom Vickers; Called to serve: Zimbabwean social workers employed in the British Welfare State, Moreblessing Tandeka Tinarwo; Challenges to human rights and social justice in Denmark: an analysis of the a "Start Helpa (TM) program, Morten EjrnA|s and Helle Strauss. Part III Marginalised Identities: Citizenship Practices in Diverse Settings: Homelessness and social inclusion: the case of Projekt Udenfor in Denmark, Ann Dorthe Lund; My new Filipino is an Ethiopian, Abye TassA(c); Citizens or denizens: the stolen generations in Australia, Linda Briskman; Indigenous children and state care: the dark underside of citizenship, Jeannine CarriAre (Sohki Aski Esquao) and Robina Thomas (Qwul'sih'yah'maht); Citizenship of indigenous Greenlanders in a European nation state: the inclusionary practices of Iverneq, MarieKathrine Poppel; Culture and identity: a tool for social pedagogy?, Ole MeldgA[yen]rd; Citizenship, nation-state and social work: promises and pitfalls of social worka (TM)s alliance with the nation state, Walter Lorenz; Gender, inclusion and citizenship, Marion Brown; Whata (TM)s love got to do with it? An analysis of a "rights talka (TM) and the social citizenship of welfare recipients, Shalen Marie House; Developing inclusionary services for disabled people in Zimbabwe, Edson Munsaka; Citizenship and the a "looked-after childa (TM): securing permanency - aspiration or reality?, Bernie Walsh. Part IV Lessons from Citizenship Discourses: Practice and Educational Curricula: Personal reflections on supporting exchange students: challenges for citizenship, Tracie Metcalfe; Studentsa (TM) experiences of citizenship through international social work exchanges, Sarah Pflanz, Mauro Amatosi, Benjamin Hirtle and Duruta Hentze SA,rensen; Indigenous approaches to citizenship: lessons for higher education, Leslie Brown and Jacquie Green (Kundoqk); Identity, inclusion and citizenship: handling diverse identities in social work curricula, Judy E. MacDonald and Wanda Thomas Bernard; Emancipatory education: towards engaged citizenship, democratic practices and active community engagement, Vishanthie Sewpaul. Part V Inclusionary Citizenship Practices: Lessons for the Future: Critical theories: reflecting on citizenship status and practices, Lena Dominelli; Conclusions, Lena Dominelli. Bibliography; Index.

About the Author

Lena Dominelli is Professor in Applied Social Sciences at Durham University, UK. She was President of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) from 1996-2004. Mehmoona Moosa-Mitha is Associate Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Victoria, Canada.


'This book fills a significant gap in the literature on social work practice and will be greatly appreciated by social workers who work with immigrant and indigenous groups, asylum seekers, migrant workers, and exchange students as well as other marginalized people whose rights of citizenship are denied for political reasons. In the space of 24 succinct and informative chapters, Reconfiguring Citizenship expands our understanding of citizenship considerably and challenges our taken-for-granted assumptions concerning the rights of native-born and naturalized versus foreign residents of a country.' Katherine van Wormer, University of Northern Iowa, USA

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