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Soldiers and citizens

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  1. Richelle Bernazzoli

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm499

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Bernazzoli, R. 2013. Soldiers and citizens. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

The phenomena of migration, military service, citizenship, and violence have been linked around the globe and throughout history. Soldiers and citizens exist in a nexus (soldiers are citizens and citizens are soldiers) rather than as actors occupying separate “military” and “civilian” realms. Processes of human migration facilitate this mutual construction of soldiers and citizens as organized violence displaces people, but also creates pathways to belonging for those “outside” a particular community. The examples discussed below demonstrate the manifold ways in which the fundamental links between soldiers, citizens, and migration have shaped social realities over time and across space.

Keywords:

  • war;
  • civil war;
  • citizenship;
  • violence