Citizenship, Gender and Diversity

Acts of Belonging in Modern Societies

Sexuality, Immigration, Citizenship

Authors: Yörükoğlu, Ilgın

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  • Asks how individuals with multiple identities and conflicting worlds of meaning "belong" in a world of complexity 
  • Challenges our understanding of belonging, integration, social cohesion and citizenship, through a case study of people with multiple identities
  • Speaks to those interested in: criminology, sociology, social psychology, urban studies, cultural studies, feminist studies, queer studies and political science
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This book examines the ways in which the need to belong manifests itself in the post 9/11 world, from a cross-disciplinary perspective. Using queer Turkish women in Berlin as its subjects, the book shows how individuals with seemingly contradictory belongings develop strategies of emotional survival in the face of conflict, which Yorukoglu terms “acts of belonging”. It studies the impact of populist discourses on minorities, exploring concepts such as security, integration, sexual tolerance and cohesion within a causal relationship. Questioning this assumed relationship, the book proposes an alternative approach to study belonging. Acts Of Belonging in Modern Societies supports the empirical research behind the argument that cohesion is not a "sine qua non" of belonging. These acts allow the individual to claim belonging in spite of possible differences. The book provides evocative case studies to reveal the affective, dynamic, complex nature of human connectedness.

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Ilgin Yorukoglu is Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Criminal Justice Department at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, US.   

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Acts of Belonging in Modern Societies
Book Subtitle
Sexuality, Immigration, Citizenship
Authors
Series Title
Citizenship, Gender and Diversity
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-45172-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-45172-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-45171-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 138
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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