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Challenging the Boundaries of Citizenship: Transnational Activism in Contemporary Japan

Avenell, Simon


This article analyses the development of post-national citizenship in contemporary Japanese social movements. It reconsiders the Japanese experience in light of recent theorizations on deterritorialized and transnational citizenships which challenge the domination of the national state in defining civic identity and propose novel alternatives based on cross-border affiliations and interactions among civil society actors. Until around the late-1960s Japanese activists tended to imagine their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Performing Citizenship: Social Movements Across the Globe
DOI: 10.4324/9781315712789


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