First collective publication: Special Issue on Citizenship After Orientalism

By Lisa Pilgram · 3 October 2012

The Oecumene Project are pleased to announce their first collective publication, a double Special Issue of Citizenship Studies entitled, ‘Citizenship After Orientalism: An Unfinished Project.’  Published half way through our project, this is its first statement on how citizenship has been understood as a narrowly western concept and what techniques researchers can use to write about citizenship after orientalism. Nine of the eighteen articles are written by members of the Oecumene team.

Introduced by Engin Isin, Principal Investigator, editor of Citizenship Studies and Professor of Citizenship at The Open University, the Special Issue features a thought provoking epilogue by Rannabir Samaddar. With a global reach and a blend of approaches from anthropology to legal studies, from history to sociology, from postcolonial to European studies, the Special Issue shows how widely orientalism has shaped our understanding of the citizen and how innovative the field can be once we attempt to write about citizenship after orientalism.

For more information, please visit the link to the webpage of Volume 16, Issue 5-6, 2012 of Citizenship Studies Journal.

About the author

  • Lisa Pilgram

    Project Manager & PhD student
    Lisa Pilgram
    The Open University
    Lisa Pilgram joined the Open University as Senior Project Manager of the Oecumene 'Citizenship after Orientalism' project in July 2010. In October 2010 she started her PhD which will be closely... Read more

Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism is funded by an European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (Institutions, values, beliefs and behaviour ERC-AG-SH2).

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