Citizenship in the Netherlands is no longer just a matter of getting a job or acquiring legal status as a citizen. Using theatrical plays as a point of departure, this paper employs an anthropological perspective to explore how ordinary citizens are normalizing behaviours and cultivating standards of integration for non-western immigrants in local contexts. Through this investigation, it becomes apparent that belonging to the dominant community in the Netherlands is no longer just a matter of economic integration, but one of cultural integration. This investigation supports the work of other scholars who found evidence of a culturalization of citizenship in the Netherlands.
|Keywords:||Belonging, Theatre Productions, Culturalization of Citizenship, Non-western Muslim Immigrants, The Netherlands|
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Migration and Ethnic Relations Interdisciplinary Programme, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada