This article aims to explore how children of immigrants enrolled in higher secondary schools in Milan conceive and speak about citizenship. It illustrates how the formal, participatory and identity dimensions of citizenship come to be articulated in a complex and changeable way in relation to discourses and contexts. In particular, it attempts to look more closely at the transformations of belonging, which today seems to be composed of different layers that underline different aspects: admittance stresses the universalistic claim to be equal, to not be excluded on the basis of discrimination or prejudice; identification conserves a particularistic and essentialist meaning, it stresses the importance and the 'unavoidableness' of difference; involvement regards lifestyles, everyday relations, it confers importance on the possibility to participate on behalf of a specific interest and have a stake in a community's life and future. Therefore, citizenship assumes different meanings when discourses shift from one layer to another.
Citizenship and multiple belonging : representations of inclusion, identification and participation among children of immigrants in Italy / E. Colombo, L. Domaneschi, C. Marchetti. - In: JOURNAL OF MODERN ITALIAN STUDIES. - ISSN 1354-571X. - 16:3(2011), pp. 334-347.
|Titolo:||Citizenship and multiple belonging : representations of inclusion, identification and participation among children of immigrants in Italy|
|Parole Chiave:||Citizenship; second generations; belonging; inclusion; identification; participation|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/08 - Sociologia dei Processi Culturali e Comunicativi|
Settore SPS/07 - Sociologia Generale
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1354571X.2011.565630|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|