Imagi_nation. Civil Identities and Rights in European Nation-States: Securing the Rights of Migrant Workers as a Contribution for Sustainable Peace-Building
This publication presents several insights into the mechanisms and procedures that form national identity and examines how they affect the broader political processes that shape democracy.
The texts presented here also examine the idea of the border (physical) between two states, but also symbolic as an expression of “otherness”), both as an essential feature of contemporary nation states and as the location where national belonging is materialized and bureaucratized (e.g., in the form of passports and visas, allowing or forbidding entry). They question how contemporary “developed” states close their borders because of neoliberal pressures, and how this is presented as an attempt toward off economic migrants, when in actuality this act produces and maintains the illegality of a cheap workforce, which establishes a clear link between the nationalization of societies and a growing class divide.
Attached: Film on DVD » We Wanted Workers, We Got People / Htjeli smo radnike a došli su nam ljudi «, 28’ (2011)
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Iva Zenzerović Šloser and Lana Zdravković
Introduction to Identities:
Ethnos and Demos as the Origins of Identity in Europe: Europeans Born and Raised
I. Citizenship: Identity Ascertained By Passport
Wither Nationalism? Revisiting the Study of Nationalism
The Impossibility of Social Citizenship: On the Statelessness of Migrants
Peter Klepec Kršić:
A Lesson for Emancipatory Politics from Psychoanalysis?
Yael Tamir’s Liberal Nationalism: Practical Shortcomings of the Theory in the Context of an Anti-Liberal Majority
II. (Imagi)nations, Narratives, (N)ostalgia
Walking the Streets of My Town: Ljubljana as Embodiment of the Slovenian National Narrative
The Past with a Future: The Emancipatory Potential of Yugonostalgia
III. The Erased Citizens of Slovenia: A Case Study and Civil Efforts Towards Recognizing Rights
Uršula Lipovec Čebron:
A Short Introduction to the “Erasure”: Six Questions and Answers About the “Erased” Citizens of Slovenia
The Struggle Against the Denial of Citizenship as a Paradigm of Emancipatory Politics