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Total infringement of citizenship

counterparts with similar family histories of migration, who are persistently required to prove their belonging.’ The destruction of landing cards led to the total infringement of citizenship because racialised citizenship was embedded within British citizenship legislation and practices by the authorities. At the time when the Windrush generation arrived in the UK, they did not nominally cross any borders of the British Empire: yet it was the change in the citizenship regime and subsequent practices of the state that rendered them ‘illegal immigrants’ and caused the total

in The Fringes of Citizenship
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Time and space
Saurabh Dube

early 1990s were exciting times to conduct research in Cambridge, and my own work took forward some of the concerns arising from the writings of C. A. Bayly as well as profiting from conversations with Ajay Skaria on archival work and fieldwork, history and anthropology. C. A. Bayly , Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire ( Cambridge : Cambridge

in Subjects of modernity