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ERIC Number: EJ927197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
Citizenship with/in or without Lifeworld? A Critical Review of the Contemporary Perspectives of Citizenship
Hung, Ruyu
Policy Futures in Education, v9 n2 p172-182 2011
This article aims to propose the idea of citizenship with/in lifeworld. The author argues that most approaches to the conception of citizenship fail to pay fair attention to and include differences at the individual level. By exploring the meaning of the mainstream conceptions of citizenship, this article identifies the implied deficits as homogenisation and disembodiment. Homogenised and disembodied citizenship is "citizenship without lifeworld". Drawing on Merleau-Ponty's philosophy of body, this article suggests that the understanding of citizenship cannot be separated from lifeworld. The notion of citizenship with/in lifeworld brings more potential for imagining a civic society welcoming differences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan