The Resource States Without Nations : Citizenship for Mortals, (electronic resource)

States Without Nations : Citizenship for Mortals, (electronic resource)

Label
States Without Nations : Citizenship for Mortals
Title
States Without Nations
Title remainder
Citizenship for Mortals
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As citizens, we hold certain truths to be self-evident: that the rights to own land, marry, inherit property, and especially to assume birthright citizenship should be guaranteed by the state. The laws promoting these rights appear not only to preserve our liberty but to guarantee society remains just. Yet considering how much violence and inequality results from these legal mandates, Jacqueline Stevens asks whether we might be making the wrong assumptions. Would a world without such laws be more just? Arguing that the core laws of the nation-state are more about a fear of death than a desire for freedom, Stevens imagines a world in which birthright citizenship, family inheritance, state-sanctioned marriage, and private land ownership are eliminated. Would chaos be the result? Drawing on political theory and history and incorporating contemporary social and economic data, she brilliantly critiques our sentimental attachments to birthright citizenship, inheritance, and marriage and highlights their harmful outcomes, including war, global apartheid, destitution, family misery, and environmental damage. It might be hard to imagine countries without the rules of membership and ownership that have come to define them, but conjuring new ways of reconciling our laws with the condition of mortality reveals the flaws of our present institutions and inspires hope for moving beyond them
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Midwest
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Stevens, Jacqueline
Dewey number
323.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
New Directions in Critical Theory
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  • Liberty
  • Citizenship
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Marriage
  • Eminent domain
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
States Without Nations : Citizenship for Mortals, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11865342
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11865342
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11865342
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11865342
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
States Without Nations : Citizenship for Mortals, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11865342
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11865342
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11865342
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11865342
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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