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CRUZ LERA, Estefanía. Transnationalism From Below and Multiculturalism From Above: Citizenship Perspectives for Immigrant Incorporation in Chicago. Migr. Inter [online]. 2019, vol.10, e2167.  Epub Jan 01, 2019. ISSN 2594-0279.

The restructuring of citizenship has become a fundamental topic in the midst of contemporary debates surrounding the dynamics of immigrants. The research questions guiding this paper are: how are immigrant local dynamics reshaping citizenship? Why is the approach of immigrants and that of local governments towards citizenship so sharply contrasting? And, what are the consequences of these contrasts for immigrant incorporation? This paper presents a case study of the citizenship perspectives of Chicago’s immigrants and of the city's government, contrasting the transnational approach emerged from below with a multicultural project posed from above.

Keywords : Citizenship; Incorporation; Transnationalism; Multiculturalism; Chicago.

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