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Sara Kalm

Sara Kalm

Associate Professor | Senior Lecturer

Sara Kalm

Citizenship Capital

Author

  • Sara Kalm

Summary, in English

This article examines the citizenship dimension of transnational inequalities. It is clear that some citizenships offer great advantages while others are liabilities for the individual, and the aim of this present article is to develop a conceptualisation of citizenship and inequality, in order to be able to assess and compare them. For this purpose, elements of Pierre Bourdieu's sociology are utilized. The argument is that citizenship can be thought of as a form of capital in this Bourdieusian sense – that is, as a resource with which individuals are more or less endowed, and which impacts on people's transnational social positions, their capacities for action, their strategies and perceptions. The main contribution is to develop this idea, which is referred to as “citizenship capital”. Its usefulness is demonstrated by considering its interaction with economic capital for shaping positions in transnational social space.

Department/s

  • Department of Political Science

Publishing year

2020

Language

English

Pages

528-551

Publication/Series

Global Society

Volume

34

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Journal of Interdisciplinary International Relations

Topic

  • Political Science

Keywords

  • Citizenship
  • capital
  • transnational
  • inequality
  • Bourdieu

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1360-0826