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The perpetual immigrant and the limits of Athenian democracy, Demetra Kasimis (University of Chicago)

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The perpetual immigrant and the limits of Athenian democracy
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The perpetual immigrant and the limits of Athenian democracy
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Demetra Kasimis (University of Chicago)
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eng
Summary
"In the fifth and fourth centuries BCE, immigrants called 'metics' (metoikoi) settled in Athens without a path to citizenship. Galvanized by these political realities, classical thinkers cast a critical eye on the nativism defining democracy's membership rules and explored the city's anxieties over intermingling and passing. Yet readers continue to treat immigration and citizenship as separate phenomena of little interest to theorists writing at the time. In The Perpetual Immigrant and the Limits of Athenian Democracy, Demetra Kasimis makes visible the long-overlooked centrality of immigration to the originary practices of democracy and political theory in Athens. She dismantles the interpretive and political assumptions that have led readers to turn away from the metic and reveals the key role this figure plays in such texts as Plato's Republic. The result is a series of original readings that boldly reframes urgent questions about how democracies order their non-citizen members"--
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1980-
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Kasimis, Demetra
Index
index present
LC call number
JC75.C5
LC item number
K37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Classics after antiquity
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  • Citizenship
  • Democracy
  • Metics
  • Athens (Greece)
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The perpetual immigrant and the limits of Athenian democracy, Demetra Kasimis (University of Chicago)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-199) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
041849179
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 206 pages
Isbn
9781107052437
Lccn
2018015091
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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The perpetual immigrant and the limits of Athenian democracy, Demetra Kasimis (University of Chicago)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
041849179
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 206 pages
Isbn
9781107052437
Lccn
2018015091
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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