First Advisor

Priya Kapoor

Date of Award

11-20-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International & Global Studies: International Development and University Honors

Department

International and Global Studies

Language

English

Subjects

COVID-19 (Disease)

DOI

10.15760/honors.999

Abstract

Citizenship is the dominant ‘political regime of belonging’ that is coupled with rights and access to necessary material resources. This paper reviews the dimensions of citizenship, its connection to the nation-state, and analytical approaches to belonging. The review of literature is then applied to an analysis of how COVID-19 has challenged notions of citizenship by revealing maintenance strategies and enactments of belonging in Portland, Oregon and the surrounding region. This paper uses qualitative research to analyze events, communication, activities, and conditions of those who lack citizenship, mediated through local media. Data collected from the first 3 months of the COVID-19 pandemic is translated into themes to reveal expansions of citizenship and instruments to legitimize social and physical material processes.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/35154

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