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.