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Citizenship Learning : Contextual, Material and Political (2022)

Kontinen, T., & Holma, K. (2022). Citizenship Learning : Contextual, Material and Political. In K. Holma, & T. Kontinen (Eds.), Learning, Philosophy, and African Citizenship (pp. 17-38). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94882-5_2

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All authors or editors: Kontinen, Tiina; Holma, Katariina

Parent publication: Learning, Philosophy, and African Citizenship

Parent publication editors: Holma, Katariina; Kontinen, Tiina

ISBN: 978-3-030-94881-8

eISBN: 978-3-030-94882-5

Publication year: 2022

Pages range: 17-38

Number of pages in the book: 221

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94882-5_2

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80936


This chapter focuses on three intertwined dimensions central to contemporary studies of citizenship: the material, the cultural and the political. Based on these, it develops an account of citizenship learning that draws on socio-cultural and socio-material theories of learning and emphasizes everyday encounters and practices as spaces central to learning citizenship. It illustrates with examples from African contexts how contextual, material and political dimensions of citizenship manifest themselves in practices wherein citizenship is performed and learned. In conclusion, it suggests an account of citizenship learning which locates learning in the dynamic interaction between individuals and their cultural, social and material environments and is embedded in the specific social, economic and political conditions of a given society and state.

Keywords: citizenship; citizens; learning; learning theories; conceptions; civic activism; civil society; upbringing; communities (organisations); immaterial capital; cultural capital (social assets); politics

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Reporting Year: 2022

JUFO rating: 3

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