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GEOG2055 Module Reading List

Citizenship and Identity: Comparative Perspectives, 2021/22, Semester 1
Dr Martin Zebracki
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

­­­­­­GEOG2055 Reading List  



Gilmartin, M. Burke Wood, P and O’Callaghan, C. (2018) Borders, mobility and belonging in the era of Brexit and Trump . Bristol: Policy Press.     

Isin, E. and Wood, P. (1999) Citizenship and identity. London: Sage.      

Isin, E. and Turner, B. (2002) Handbook of citizenship studies. London: Sage.      

Jazeel, T., & McFarlane, C. (2010) The limits of responsibility: a postcolonial politics of academic knowledge productionTransactions of the Institute of British Geographers 35(1), 109-124. Core        

Lister, R. (2003) Citizenship: Feminist perspectives. New York: New York University Press (2nd edition).      

Painter, J. and Philo, C. (eds) (1995) Spaces of citizenshipPolitical geography., 14 (special issue).      

Sadiq, K. (2017). Postcolonial citizenship. In The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship. doi:     

Valentine, G. (2001) Social geographies : space and society. Harlow: Longman.      


Week 1: Citizenship & Identity: Module Introduction


Kofman, E. (2003) Rights and citizenship in Agnew, J., Mitchell, K. and Toal, G. (eds) A companion to political geography. Oxford: Blackwell.       

Painter, J. and Philo, C. (eds) (1995) Spaces of citizenshipPolitical geography., 14 (special issue).      

Staeheli, L. (2011) Political geography: Where’s citizenship? Progress in human geography. 35(3): 393-400.      

Staeheli, L., Ehrkamp, P., Leitner, H. and Nagel, C. 2012 Dreaming the ordinary: Daily life and the complex geographies of citizenshipProgress in human geography.36, 628-44.      


Week 2: Rights, Responsibilities & the State


Askins, K. (2016) Emotional citizenry: Everyday geographies of befriending, belonging and intercultural encounterTransactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 41(4), 515-527        

Kofman, E. (2003) Rights and citizenship in Agnew, J., Mitchell, K. and Toal, G. (eds) A companion to political geography. Oxford: Blackwell.      


Barnett, C. and Low, M. (2004) Geography and democracy: An introduction in C Barnett and M. Low (eds). Spaces of democracy : geographical perspectives on citizenship, participation and representation. London: Sage, 1-16.    

Delanty, G. (2002) Communitarianism and citizenship in Isin, E. and Turner, B. (eds) Handbook of citizenship studies. London: Sage, 159-174.      

Rasmussen, C. and Brown, M. (2002) Radical democratic citizenship: Amidst political theory and geography in Isin, E. and Turner, B. (eds) Handbook of citizenship studies. London: Sage, 175-188    

Staeheli, L. (2008) Political geography: Difference, recognition, and the contested terrains of political claims-makingProgress in human geography. 32: 561-570.       

Stokke, K. (2017) Politics of citizenship: Towards an analytical frameworkNorsk Geografisk Tidsskrift-Norwegian Journal of Geography, 71(4), 193-207.    


Week 3: Spatialising Citizenship: Recognising Difference?


Painter, J. and Philo, C. (1995) Spaces of citizenship: an introductionPolitical geography. 14: 107-120.      

Hammett, D. (2018) Engaging citizens, depoliticizing society? Training citizens as agents for good governanceGeografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, 100(2), 64-80.      



Dietze, G., Yekani, E. H., & Michaelis, B. (2018). Modes of being vs. categories: Queering the tools of intersectionality. In Beyond Gender (pp. 117-136). Routledge.     

Isin, E. and Wood, P. (1999) Redistribution, recognition, representation (chapter 1) in Citizenship and identity. London: Sage, 1-24.       

Gil, R. (2014) The Mascogo/Black Seminole Diaspora: The Intertwining Borders of Citizenship, Race, and EthnicityLatin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies 9(1), 23-43.        

Stroud, C., & Heugh, K. (2016). Language rights and linguistic citizenship. In Language rights and language survival (pp. 198-225). Routledge. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Richardson, D. (2017) Rethinking sexual citizenshipSociology, 51(2), 208-224.    


Week 4: Essay Workshop: Gathering & Organising Ideas

NB: Your essay will be assessed on the basis of the essay guidance provided in the Module Handbook.

Additional sources:

Library Essay writing guidance:

Peck J., Coyle M. (1999) Writing an Essay. In: The Student’s Guide to Writing. Palgrave Study Skills (pp. 97-109). Palgrave, London   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Supplementary readings on positionality:

Noxolo, P. (2009) “My paper, my paper”: reflections on the embodied production of postcolonial geographical responsibility in academic writingGeoforum, 40(1), 55-65.        

Rose, G. (1997) Situating knowledges: positionality, reflexivities and other tacticsProgress in Human Geography, 21(3), 305-320.       


Week 5: In Place/Out of Place: Inequalities & Exclusions


Said, E. W. (1994). Introduction. Orientalism ([New edition].). Vintage Books.       

Ramadan, A. (2013). Spatialising the refugee camp. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 38(1), 65-77.



Bassel L, Monforte P, Bartram D, Khan K. (2020) Naturalization policies, citizenship regimes, and the regulation of belonging in anxious societies. Ethnicities.  doi:10.1177/1468796820963959. Available online  

Bayar, Y. (2021). Navigating the nationalist landscape of exclusion: Armenian citizens of Turkey and the politics of naming. The British Journal of Sociology. 

Bayón, M. C., & Saraví, G. A. (2013). The cultural dimensions of urban fragmentation: Segregation, sociability, and inequality in Mexico City. Latin American Perspectives, 40(2), 35-52.

Brun C, Fabos AH, El Abed O, (2017) 'Displaced citizens and abject living: the categorical discomfort with subjects out of place' Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift / Norwegian Journal of Geography Available online (  

Bulmer, M. & Solomos, J. (2014) Themed issue: Multiculturalism, Social Cohesion and Immigration: Shifting Conceptions in the UK. Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies, 37 (8) 1265-1267.     

Kymlicka, W. (2010) The Rise and Fall of Multiculturalism? New Debates on Inclusion and Accommodation in Diverse SocietiesInternational social science journal. 199: 97-112.       

Soyaltın-Colella, D., & Akdeniz Gӧker, E. (2019). De-Europeanisation and equal citizenship in Turkey: The case of Circassians. The International Spectator, 54(4), 62-77.


Week 7: Immigration, Citizenship & Re-asserting National Identity


Ajana, B. (2012) Biometric citizenship, Citizenship Studies, 16:7, 851-870       

Madianou, M. (2019). The biometric assemblage: Surveillance, experimentation, profit, and the measuring of refugee bodies. Television & New Media, 20(6), 581-599.


Aradau, C., & Tazzioli, M. (2020). Biopolitics multiple: Migration, extraction, subtraction. Millennium, 48(2), 198-220.

Bloch, A. and Schuster, L. (2005) At the extremes of exclusion: Deportation, detention and dispersalEthnic and racial studies. 28(3): 491-512.       

Conlon, D. and Gill, N. (2013) Gagging orders: Asylum seekers and paradoxes of freedom and protest in liberal societyCitizenship studies17(2): 241-259.       

İşleyen, B. (2018). Turkey’s governance of irregular migration at European Union borders: Emerging geographies of care and control. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 36(5), 849-866

Neumayer, E. (2006) Unequal access to foreign spaces: How states use visa restrictions to regulate mobility in a globalised worldTransactions. 31: 72-84.       

Schoemaker, E., Baslan, D., Pon, B., & Dell, N. (2021). Identity at the margins: data justice and refugee experiences with digital identity systems in Lebanon, Jordan, and Uganda. Information Technology for Development, 27(1), 13-36.

Sirriyeh A. 2015. ‘All you need is love and £18,600’: Class and the new UK family migration rules Critical Social Policy doi (> (

Waite, L. (2012) Neo-assimilationist citizenship and belonging policies in Britain: Meanings for transnational migrants in northern EnglandGeoforum. 43(2): 353-361.     


Week 8: Marginalisation and Global Citizenships 


Ní Mhurchú, A. (2016). Unfamiliar acts of citizenship: enacting citizenship in vernacular music and language from the space of marginalised intergenerational migration. Citizenship Studies, 20(2), 156-172.    

Witteborn, S. (2010). The role of transnational NGOs in promoting global citizenship and globalizing communication practices. Language and intercultural communication, 10(4), 358-372.


Arneil, B. (2007) Global Citizenship and Empire, Citizenship Studies, 11(3): 301-328.

Balarin, M. (2011) Global citizenship and marginalisation: contributions towards a political economy of global citizenship. Globalisation, societies and education. 9(3-4): 355-366.

Lee, C. (2014) Decolonizing  global citizenship In Isin, E. and Nyers, P. (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Global Citizenship Studies, Routledge: London, pp.75-85.

Olivius, E. (2019) Claiming rights in exile: women’s insurgent citizenship practices in the Thai-Myanmar borderlands, Citizenship Studies, 23:8, 761-779    

Pashby, K. (2011) Cultivating global citizens: planting new seeds or pruning the perennials? Looking for the citizen-subject in global citizenship education theoryGlobalisation, societies and education 9(3-4): 427-442.    

Toivanen, M. (2016). Political transnationalism as a matter of belonging: Young Kurds in Finland. In Dislocations of Civic Cultural Borderlines (pp. 87-106). Springer, Cham.    


Week 9: Environmental Rights and Citizenship Issues 


Mersha, S. 2018. Black lives and climate justice: courage and power in defending communities and Mother EarthThird World Quarterly, 39:7, 1421-1434, DOI:10.1080/01436597.2017.1368385        

Sealey-Huggins, L. 2017. ‘1.5°C to stay alive’: climate change, imperialism and justice for the CaribbeanThird World Quarterly, 38:11, 2444–2463,        


Agyeman, J. and Evans, B. 2006. Justice, governance, and sustainability: perspectives on environmental citizenship from North America and Europe In Environmental citizenship, Dobson, A. and Bell, D. (ed.) Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 185–206.        

Buckingham, S. and Kulcur, R. (2009) Gendered geographies of environmental injusticeAntipode. 41(4): 659–683.       

Cupples, J. and Glynn, K. (2013) The Mediation and Remediation of Disaster: Hurricanes Katrina and Felix in/and the New Media Environment, Antipode, 46(2): 359-381.       

Kaijser, A. and Kronsell, A. 2014 Climate change through the lens of intersectionalityEnvironmental Politics, 23:3, 417-433, DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2013.835203       

Pulido, L. 2017. Geographies of race and ethnicity II: Environmental racism, racial capitalism and state-sanctioned violenceProgress in Human Geography, 41(4), 524–533.       

Wretched of the Earth. 2019. An open letter to Extinction Rebellion. red pepper, May 3. Online:       


Week 10: Hostile Environments: Before and After Brexit


Burnett, J. 2017. ‘Racial violence and the Brexit state,’ Race and Class, 58(4): 85- 97.        

Dorling D. 2016. Brexit: the decision of a divided country. Available online at:        


Anderson, B. 1991. Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism. London: Verso.       

Anderson, B., H. Wilson, P. Foreman, J. Heslop, E. Ormerod and G. Maistri. 2019. ‘Brexit: modes of uncertainty and futures in an impasse’ Transactions of the institute of British Geographers       

Bhambra, G. 2017. ‘Brexit, Trump and “methodological whiteness” on the misrecognition of race and class’, British Journal of Sociology, 68(S1): 5214-5232.      

Burrell, K. et al. 2018. 'Brexit, Race and MigrationEnvironment and Planning C: Politics and Space 37(1): 3-40.       

Fetzer, T. 2019. ‘Did Austerity Cause Brexit? CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13846. Available at SSRN [online]:       

Geteil-Basten, S. 2016. ‘Why Brexit? The Toxic mix of immigration and austerity’ Population and Development Review 42(4): 673-680.       

Gilmartin, M. Burke Wood, P and O’Callaghan, C. 2018. Borders, mobility and belonging in the era of Brexit and Trump. Bristol: Policy Press.      

Kaufmann, E. 2016. ‘It’s not the economy stupid: Brexit as a story of personal values,’ LSE blogs [online]:       


Week 11: Producing a Final Essay Draft (Lecture) and Essay Workshop

No required readings

This list was last updated on 01/09/2021