From the inside out. Understanding citizenship through fiction

Andrew Wachtel
A reflection; a photo by Alf Thomas

Can literature deepen our appreciation of citizenship? Insofar as literary works touch on the question of how individuals imagine their relationship to a community, be it strictly speaking political/legal, or more generally, they can allow us to understand attitudes toward citizenship. 

This is an extended summary of a longer paper that was originally published  in the CITSEE Working Paper Series and is available for download here.<

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