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Border Watch: Cultures of Immigration, Detention and Control (Anthropology, Culture and Society)

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Questions over immigration and asylum face almost all Western countries. Should only economically useful immigrants be allowed? What should be done with unwanted or 'illegal' immigrants? In this bold and original intervention, Alexandra Hall shows that immigration detention centres offer a window onto society's broader attitudes towards immigrants.

Despite periodic media scandals, remarkably little has been written about the everyday workings of the grassroots immigration system, or about the people charged with enacting immigration policy at local levels. Detention, particularly, is a hidden side of border politics, despite its growing international importance as a tool of control and security. This book fills the gap admirably, analysing the everyday encounters between officers and immigrants in detention to explore broad social trends and theoretical concerns.

This highly topical book provides rare insights into the treatment of the 'other' and will be essential for policy makers and students studying anthropology and sociology.

Synopsis:

A rethinking of popular political movements, this book looks at new, emerging, mass visions and analyses their impact and potential in new ways.

About the Author

Alexandra Hall is Lecturer in Politics at the Department of Politics, University of York.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Going Inside

2. Visual Practice and the Secure Regime

3. Being There: Social Life in the Centre

4. Compliance and Defiance: Contesting the Regime

5. Drawing the Line: Discretion and Power

6. Ethics and Encounters

7. Conclusion

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Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745327235
Author:
Hall, Alexandra
Publisher:
Pluto Press (UK)
Subject:
Policy
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
5.25 x 8.5 in

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