In this seminar, Maurice Crul will speak on his research on native whites in majority minority neighborhoods in six European cities, and Rahsaan Maxwell will speak on his research on the impact of local contexts on asylum seekers’ feelings of belonging. Claire Alexander will serve as discussant.
The Harvard Culture and Social Analysis workshop has been meeting since 2003 and is currently (2020-2021) being led by Michèle Lamont, Ellis Monk, Nicole Letourneau, Mari Sanchez, and Shira Zilberstein. Its purpose is to bring together, and facilitate exchange between, faculty, graduate students, and visitors working on a range of topics pertaining to the study of cultural products, forms, and processes.
Once considered outdated, citizenship revocation, the act of stripping born or naturalized citizens of their civic, political, social, and cultural membership rights has again increased in importance over the past two decades. Gaining traction in the cases of returning jihadists and supposedly fraudulent citizenship applications, citizenship revocation is an extreme case of unbelonging.
This workshop will examine what citizenship revocation means for those doing and undergoing it, as well as its social and symbolic repercussions. It situates the 2020 book When States Take...