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Broadening the dementia debateTowards social citizenship$
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Ruth Bartlett

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847421784

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847421784.001.0001

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The meaning and value of social citizenship

The meaning and value of social citizenship

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(p.29) Three The meaning and value of social citizenship
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Broadening the dementia debate
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Ruth Bartlett

Deborah O’Connor

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847421784.003.0003

This chapter begins by discussing a traditional view of citizenship before discussing contemporary definitions and analysis of this concept. Next, it focuses on contemporary definitions most relevant to people with dementia — citizenship as practice, active and passive modes of citizenship, the importance of recognising difference, contradiction and fragmentation, and semi-citizenship. In addition the idea is compared and contrasted with personhood in order to demonstrate the elements that citizenship brings to the field. Having examined a range of debates about citizenship, and discussed it in relation to personhood, this chapter sets out the components of a social citizenship approach for dementia studies.

Keywords:   social citizenship, dementia, semi-citizenship, personhood, contradiction, fragmentation

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