and the borders of belonging", A paper presented at the 6th Global Conference on Pluralism, Inclusion, and Citizenship, Prague, March 2011.
By identifying with Jews, however locally configured, Melanesians now often incorporate a diasporic dimension into their identities even as they insist on autochthony
and the Crisis of Citizenship: Democratization, Decentralization, and the Politics of Belonging.
Bambi Ceuppens in an article, Allochthons, Colonizers, Scroungers: Exclusionary Populism in Belgium" dilates upon this phenomenon in the following: In postcolonial Belgium, Flemish autochthony
claims explicitly refer to Francophones as occupiers, colonizers, or imperialists invading their region or meddling in what they consider local affairs, while Francophone autochthony
discourses claim the opposite".
Myths and the Origins of Cities: Reflections on the Autochthony
Theme in Euripides' Ion.
, or "the claim to come from the soil itself" (Geschiere, p.
, inheritance laws, traditional religion) and perceptions of modernity (e.
His published books include African Guerrillas: Raging Against the Machine and The Politics of Origin in Africa: Autochthony
, Citizenship and Conflict.
This conception of otherness, based on the anteriority of migrations and the negation of autochthony
, justifies the domination of a small group: the first European immigrants supported by the "Creoles," who have an ambiguous status, both "other" and founders of this society.
Nira Yuval-Davis, "Citizenship, Autochthony
, and the Question of Forced Migration" [53-65]
The Labdacid myth and the resulting familial pollution are additionally intermingled with the motif of the internal pollution of Thebes, ever since the city's mythical foundation (the Theban autochthony
Nonetheless, they open the desert to technology and to the outside world, and the Bedouin protagonists strive to keep their autochthony
without being xenophobic.
In the African context, scholars have argue that a link can be drawn from exclusionary state policies based on notions of autochthony
and belonging, and the new global circuits of power that have opened up in the past decades.
is a much more 'empty' and thus elastic notion than ethnicity.
Previous taphonomic analysis on the studied foraminiferal assemblages indicates their autochthony
, and the scarcity of potentially allochthonous specimens (Reolid, 2008), that is crucial for supporting the interpretations focused on the composition of foraminiferal assemblages.