Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Keywords

Postcolonial, France, Algeria, The Netherlands, Indonesia, Citizenship Dutch East Indies, Identity

Abstract

Colonial constructions of race in colonial Algeria and the Dutch East Indies became problematized during the process of decolonization, especially regarding issues of citizenship. The Netherlands and France, during the process of decolonization, often denied substantive citizenship to those postcolonial migrants. This paper explores the process of becoming citizens for those migrants, and how those citizenship policies have created distinct postcolonial identities in which postcolonial citizens have a connection to both the former colony and the former metropole.

Department

Political Science

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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