Wednesday, March 17 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
From Membership to Modulation: The Rise of If-this-then-that Citizenship
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
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Citizenship debates have taken place against theframework of
membership in a sovereign polity. Given the emergence of largediasporas, globally mobile class formation, overlapping allegiances, and intersecting institutionalties, however, it is more useful to think of citizenship in terms not of membership or the fixed basket of rights available within a country but of modular assemblage within and across jurisdictions. In this lecture, A. Aneesh explores the gradual shift away from the mold of sovereign polity to a more modulated regime of finely sliced rights that can be bundled, unbundled,and rebundled in different situations.
Aneesh Aneesh is a 2020-21 USC Berggruen Fellow, Professor of Sociology and former Director of the Global Studies Program and the Institute of World Affairs at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Previously, he taught in the Science and Technology Program at Stanford University, and he is the author of Virtual Migration: The Programming of Globalization (Duke 2006) and Neutral Accent: How Language, Labor and Life Become Global (Duke 2015).
This event co-sponsored by the Center on Science, Technology, and Public Life and the Anthropology Department.