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The Resource The American passport in Turkey : national citizenship in the age of transnationalism, Özlem Altan-Olcay and Evren Balta

The American passport in Turkey : national citizenship in the age of transnationalism, Özlem Altan-Olcay and Evren Balta

Label
The American passport in Turkey : national citizenship in the age of transnationalism
Title
The American passport in Turkey
Title remainder
national citizenship in the age of transnationalism
Statement of responsibility
Özlem Altan-Olcay and Evren Balta
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An ethnographic exploration of the meaning of national citizenship in the context of globalizationThe American Passport in Turkey explores the diverse meanings and values that people outside of the United States attribute to U.S. citizenship, specifically those who possess or seek to obtain U.S. citizenship while residing in Turkey. Özlem Altan-Olcay and Evren Balta interviewed more than one hundred individuals and families and, through their narratives, shed light on how U.S. citizenship is imagined, experienced, and practiced in a setting where everyday life is marked by numerous uncertainties and unequal opportunities. When a Turkish mother wants to protect her daughter's modern, secular upbringing through U.S. citizenship, U.S. citizenship, for her, is a form of insurance for her daughter given Turkey's unknown political future. When a Turkish-American citizen describes how he can make a credible claim of national belonging because he returned to Turkey yet can also claim a cosmopolitan Western identity because of his U.S. citizenship, he represents the popular identification of the West with the United States. And when a natural-born U.S. citizen describes with enthusiasm the upward mobility she has experienced since moving to Turkey, she reveals how the status of U.S. citizenship and "Americanness" become valuable assets outside of the States.Offering a corrective to citizenship studies where discussions of inequality are largely limited to domestic frames, Altan-Olcay and Balta argue that the relationship between inequality and citizenship regimes can only be fully understood if considered transnationally. Additionally, The American Passport in Turkey demonstrates that U.S. global power not only reveals itself in terms of foreign policy but also manifests in the active desires people have for U.S. citizenship, even when they do not intend to live in the United States. These citizens, according to the authors, create a new kind of empire with borders and citizen-state relations that do not map onto recognizable political territories
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Altan-Olcay, Özlem
Dewey number
323.6089/130561
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1759
LC item number
.A42 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Balta, Evren
Series statement
Democracy, citizenship, and constitutionalism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Citizenship
  • Americans
  • Dual nationality
  • Dual nationality
  • Turks
  • Transnationalism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civics & Citizenship
  • Americans
  • Citizenship
  • Dual nationality
  • Turks
  • Turkey
  • United States
Label
The American passport in Turkey : national citizenship in the age of transnationalism, Özlem Altan-Olcay and Evren Balta
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Meanings and Values of American Citizenship in a Transnational World -- Imagining America in Turkey -- Imagining U.S. Citizenship -- Transnationalized Americans -- Returning from an American Dream -- Conclusion. A Nation of Transnational Citizens
Control code
on1151890652
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (211 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812297065
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv16sc26c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1151890652
Label
The American passport in Turkey : national citizenship in the age of transnationalism, Özlem Altan-Olcay and Evren Balta
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Meanings and Values of American Citizenship in a Transnational World -- Imagining America in Turkey -- Imagining U.S. Citizenship -- Transnationalized Americans -- Returning from an American Dream -- Conclusion. A Nation of Transnational Citizens
Control code
on1151890652
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (211 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812297065
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv16sc26c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1151890652

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