Theorizing young people's perceptions of their citizenship identity

Leighton, R. and Nielsen, L. (2018) Theorizing young people's perceptions of their citizenship identity. In: Pineda-Alfonso, J., ed. Handbook of Research on Education for Participation Citizenship and Global Prosperity. Pennsylvania, USA: IGI Global. ISBN 9781522571100

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The paradigm of social justice gives voice to those without the resources to deal with responsibilities imposed by a neoliberal agenda.

The authors focus on pupils in Sweden and England, countries which have moved from a sense of communality to the growth of neoliberal societal individualism. To clarify real citizenship (rather than formal) they apply the concepts of intersectionality and of human capabilities in place of rights, which means that people adhere to numerous simultaneous collectivities and having the capability to do something requires more than an entitlement to it. While everyone might have the right to an education and to a dignified life, many live in powerlessness and in political, social and economic exclusion. Sufficient human capabilities are required in order to receive the education necessary for citizenship in its real meaning, and the intersectional approach enables interrogation of factors which coalesce, rather than viewing in them in isolation.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Capabilities; collectivities; England; formal citizenship; intersectionality; T.H. Marshall; K. Marx; neoliberalism; M. Nussbaum; real citizenship; A. Sen; social justice; Sweden; N. Yuval Davis
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB0005 General
Divisions: Faculty of Education > School of Teacher Education and Development
Depositing User: Mr Ralph Leighton
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2018 08:24
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2018 15:45

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