Storytelling, Emotion Culture, and Performative Citizenship in the Undocumented Immigrants Movement

Title

Storytelling, Emotion Culture, and Performative Citizenship in the Undocumented Immigrants Movement

Authors

Kathryn Abrams

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Description

How have a group of immigrants who lack formal legal status, and have been targeted by anti-immigrant enforcement in their state, developed the sense of authorization necessary to become outspoken and effective activists? This lecture, which draws on four years of observation and interviews with undocumented activists in Phoenix, Arizona, will explore three practices that have helped to form this new social movement. This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the Women’s & Gender Resource Center, the departments of philosophy and political science, the Program in Policy Studies and the Churchill Fund. It is part of the Clarke Forum’s Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty Series.

Publication Date

9-26-2019

Keywords

immigrants, immigration, activism

Disciplines

Immigration Law | Political Science | Sociology

Storytelling, Emotion Culture, and Performative Citizenship in the Undocumented Immigrants Movement
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