Cover: Citizenship and Its Discontents: An Indian History, from Harvard University PressCover: Citizenship and Its Discontents in HARDCOVER

Citizenship and Its Discontents

An Indian History

Add to Cart

Product Details


$41.00 • £32.95 • €37.00

ISBN 9780674066847

Publication Date: 02/15/2013


376 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Not for sale in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Bhutan

  • Introduction
  • Part I: Status
    • 1. The Subject-Citizen: A Colonial Anomaly
    • 2. Legal Citizenship and the Long Shadow of the Partition
    • 3. Aspirational Citizenship: Migrants and Emigrants
  • Part II: Rights
    • 4. Pedagogies of Duty, Protestations of Rights
    • 5. The Unsocial Compact
    • 6. Social Citizenship in Neoliberal Times
  • Part III: Identity
    • 7. Genealogies of Mediated Citizenship
    • 8. Passages from Backwardness to Citizenship
    • 9. The Future of the Civic Community
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: A Brief History of Equality, by Thomas Piketty, from Harvard University Press

Five Reasons Why You Should Read Thomas Piketty’s A Brief History of Equality

In his surprising and powerful new work, A Brief History of Equality, Thomas Piketty reminds us that the grand sweep of history gives us reasons to be optimistic. Over the centuries, he shows, we have been moving toward greater equality. We asked him about his impassioned new book: why he wrote it, how it’s optimistic, and what we need to do to continue making progress on creating an equitable world.