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Subjectivity, Citizenship and Belonging in Law
Identities and Intersections

ISBN 9781138121720
Published October 13, 2016 by Routledge
285 Pages

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Book Description

This collection of articles critically examines legal subjectivity and ideas of citizenship inherent in legal thought. The chapters offer a novel perspective on current debates in this area by exploring the connections between public and political issues as they intersect with more intimate sets of relations and private identities. Covering issues as diverse as autonomy, vulnerability and care, family and work, immigration control, the institution of speech, and the electorate and the right to vote, they provide a broader canvas upon which to comprehend more complex notions of citizenship, personhood, identity and belonging in law, in their various ramifications.

Table of Contents

1. Identities and Intersections: Critical Perspectives on the Person of the Law, Sanna Mustasaari, Anna Mäki-Petäjä-Leinonen, Anne Griffiths I: Politics, power and subjectivity 2. The Ancient Subject of Speech, Samuli Hurri 3. Criminal Disenfranchisement and Political Capacity, Pablo Marshall 4. "Electoral Shenanigans": The Constituted Electorate, the Constituent People, and the Porous State, Panu Minkkinen 5. Who Belongs? The Turkish Citizen Subject in Turmoil, Kati Nieminen II: Recognizing "the different" subject 6. The GenderQueer in UK Law: Why Current Laws are Insufficient, Carolynn Gray 7. Best Interests of the Child in Family Reunification – A Citizenship Test Disguised?, Sanna Mustasaari 8. Protecting a Person with Dementia through Restrictions of Freedom? Notions of Autonomy in the Theory and Practice of Elder Care, Anna Mäki-Petäjä-Leinonen 9. What to do with the Other in Human Rights Law? Ethics of Alterity versus Ethics of Care, Dorota Gozdecka and Sanna Koulu III: Personhood, property and contribution 10. Families, Identity and Belonging: Rethinking Personhood and Property in Botswana, Anne Griffiths 11. The Breadwinner, the Homemaker and the Worker/Carer: New Stereotypes for Old?, Jane Mair 12. From Obedience to Initiative? Precarious Work and Changing Subjectivities in Labour Law Discourse, Marjo Ylhäinen 13. Human Dignity Mediated: Personhood, Humanity, and the Logic of Property in Law and Bioethics, Ukri Soirila


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Anne Griffiths is Professor of Law at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Sanna Mustasaari is based at the University of Helsinki, Finland. 

Anna Mäki-Petäjä-Leinonen is based at the University of Eastern Finland.