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The Square of Intimate Citizenship

Plummer, K (2001) 'The Square of Intimate Citizenship.' Citizenship Studies, 5 (3). pp. 237-253. ISSN 1362-1025

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Abstract

This exploratory paper suggests some emerging arenas of public debate across the personal life?from 'test-tube babies' to 'lesbian and gay families'?which when taken together may be captured by the term 'intimate citizenship'. This suggests a plurality of public discourses developing about how to live the personal and intimate life in a late modern and global world where we are often confronted by an escalating series of choices and difficulties around intimacies. A framework of four key issues is suggested for fuller examination. This entails the changing nature of the public sphere; the growth of culture wars and the need for dialogue; the narrativisation process and grounded moralities; and the links to global intimacies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2014 13:14
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:18
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/11386

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