Fleshing out the Citizen Citizenship <ul><li>A Title? </li></ul><ul><li>An Identity? </li></ul>What does it mean to be a citizen? To Become a citizen? A guarantee of rights? A bond of obligation? A shared allegiance?
<ul><li>Homogenous? </li></ul>good citizen model citizen loyal citizen natural born citizen Heterogeneous? private citizen global citizen sexual citizen minority citizen new citizen
National Culture <ul><li>"[T]he national culture industry is also in the business of generating paramnesias, images that organize consciousness, not by way of explicit propaganda, but by replacing and simplifying memories people actually have with image traces of political experience about which people can have political feelings that link them to other citizens and to patriotism.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Lauren Berlant </li></ul>
PUBLIC <ul><li>Public refers to a common understanding of the world, a shared identity, a claim to inclusiveness, a consensus regarding the collective interest. It also implies a visible and open forum of some kind in which the population participates in order that such understandings, identities, values and interests are recognized and contested. </li></ul><ul><li>-Sonia Livingstone </li></ul>
Nation <ul><li>I propose the following definition of the nation: It is an imagined political community ... imagined because the members of even the smallest nation will never know most of their fellow-members, meet them, or even hear of them, yet in the minds of each lives the image of their communion ... it is imagined as a community, because regardless of the actual inequality and exploitation that may prevail ... the nation is always conceived as a deep, horizontal comradeship ... </li></ul><ul><li> -Benedict Anderson </li></ul>