Everyday Citizenship of Children from British Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities.

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Abstract

This paper explores the ways in which children express citizenship in their everyday lives, thereby creating a sense of identity. In particular it explores this from the perspective of children from Asian and other minority ethnic communities in the UK. The paper pays particular attention to «Asian» and «Muslim» children, as these complex and multi-faceted categories are subject of particular concern by policy makers today. By a focus on the everyday and cultural we can critique individualistic conceptions of citizenship, subvert the adult/child (citizen/non-citizen) binary, contest the myth of the passive child and present a more nuanced conception of ethnic minority children’s identities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBecoming Children. Well-being, Participation, Citizenship
EditorsMaria Carmen Belloni, Roberto Bosisio, Manuela Olagnero
PublisherTurin, Italy: Accademia University Press
Pages59-71
ISBN (Print)978-88-99200-25-1
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Cockburn, T. (2016). Everyday Citizenship of Children from British Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities. In M. C. Belloni, R. Bosisio, & M. Olagnero (Eds.), Becoming Children. Well-being, Participation, Citizenship (pp. 59-71). Turin, Italy: Accademia University Press. http://www.aaccademia.it/component/search/?searchword=Becoming%20children&searchphrase=all&Itemid=118