Renegotiating Citizenship and Social Capital

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC42 Social Psychology (host committee)
RC46 Clinical Sociology

Language: Spanish, French and English

Citizenship rights are conferred by and sometimes denied by the state. Sociologically speaking, there are a plethora of diverse contexts within which particular groups have lost privileges that were previously protected by the state or a similar institution.  This session is focused upon the subjective experience of this perceived loss and how different social groups renegotiate, in particular through resuscitating old networks and allegiances and/or forming new ones. Those previously included, when feeling excluded, seek new ways of asserting their citizenship. The fascinating  tension between the dynamics of inclusion, and the desire not to be included, but rather to be a distinct entity, could be considered. Interventions aimed at achieving inclusion are of particular interest. Papers focusing on subjective exclusion and the process of renegotiated inclusion, and especially interventions as related to social capital are welcome in this session.
Session Organizer:
Tina UYS, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Tina UYS, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Oral Presentations
Contested Citizenship, Local Identities and the Power of Othering in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Hlengiwe Patricia NDHLOVU, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
A Privileged Minority's Reflections on Societal Change
Charles PUTTERGILL, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Intergroup Contact and the Racial Attitudes of Black and White Youths, 1976-2015: Does Contact Really Matter?
Steven TUCH, George Washington University, USA; Jason MACDONALD, West Virginia University, USA; Franchesca NESTOR, West Virginia University, USA
Understanding Citizenship and within the Context of Access to Water in South Africa
Anthony KAZIBONI, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, South Africa
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