'Acts of Citizenship is itself an exuberant, startling, act of social theory about the acts that create and transform our bonds as citizens. The names of Derrida, Levinas, and Agamben fly from the pages, along with a range of figures such as the Tank Man of Tiananmen square, Socrates, Seneca and Pat Tillman. This is the book to read if you want to know where social theory is now.'
Stephen Turner, University of Southern Florida
'Without nostalgia or sentimentality, this volume revives even as it disseminates and complicates an appreciation of active citizenship. Philosophically rich, culturally wide-ranging and eminently readable, this is a marvelous, indeed inspiring book'
Wendy Brown, University of California