The Messiness of Everyday Life: Exploring Key Themes in Latin American Citizenship Studies Introduction

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Type Article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-164
JournalBulletin of Latin American Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2004
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This section seeks to provide a brief theoretical framework for the study of citizenship in Latin America by focusing on two characteristics which are of relevance to the essays collected here: belonging and political agency. It then goes on to discuss some key themes which emerge from a reading of the collected articles: methodology; civilisation and deviation; citizenship as the organisation of subordinate inclusion; popular ideas of citizenship as ‘fairness’; role of public performance in defining political relationships.


  • citizenship, CIVILizATION, class, Exclusion, gender, participation, performance, Race, struggle