Citizenship as Mask: Between the Imposter and the Refugee.

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The article presents an exploration into the philosophy of citizenship within the 21st century post-national sphere, particularly in relation to Hannah Arendt's depictions of Jewish refugees and their assimilation. Questions are raised challenging a binary interpretation of citizenship through access to privileges and instead suggests a model focused on social acceptance and political self-disclosure. The conception of false presentation for the sake of political representation is discussed, citing social-political conditions in Palestinian-Jewish relations in Israel as of 2006.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-97
Number of pages26
JournalConstellations: An International Journal of Critical & Democratic Theory
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2008


  • ASSIMILATION (Sociology)
  • POLITICAL psychology
  • ETHNIC conflict
  • ARAB-Israeli conflict, 1993-
  • SOCIAL status
  • SELF-presentation
  • SELF-disclosure
  • SOCIAL acceptance
  • ISRAEL -- Politics & government -- 1993-
  • ARENDT, Hannah, 1906-1975


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