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The Resource Border watch : cultures of immigration, detention and control, Alexandra Hall, (electronic resource)

Border watch : cultures of immigration, detention and control, Alexandra Hall, (electronic resource)

Label
Border watch : cultures of immigration, detention and control
Title
Border watch
Title remainder
cultures of immigration, detention and control
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Hall
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, Alexandra
Dewey number
353.4840941
LC call number
JV7633
LC item number
.H336 2012
Series statement
Anthropology, culture and society
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  • Immigration enforcement
  • Alien detention centers
  • Illegal aliens
  • Great Britain
  • Alien detention centers
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Illegal aliens
  • Immigration enforcement
  • Great Britain
Summary expansion
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 centers 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, analyzing 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
Label
Border watch : cultures of immigration, detention and control, Alexandra Hall, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-194) and index
Contents
  • Introduction : going inside -- Visual practice and the secure regime -- Being there : social life in the centre -- Compliance and defiance : contesting the regime -- Drawing the line : discretion and power -- Ethics and encounters -- Conclusion
  • Introduction : going inside -- Visual practice and the secure regime -- Being there : social life in the centre -- Compliance and defiance : contesting the regime -- Drawing the line : discretion and power -- Ethics and encounters -- Conclusion
  • Introduction : going inside -- Visual practice and the secure regime -- Being there : social life in the centre -- Compliance and defiance : contesting the regime -- Drawing the line : discretion and power -- Ethics and encounters -- Conclusion
  • Introduction : going inside -- Visual practice and the secure regime -- Being there : social life in the centre -- Compliance and defiance : contesting the regime -- Drawing the line : discretion and power -- Ethics and encounters -- Conclusion
  • Introduction : going inside -- Visual practice and the secure regime -- Being there : social life in the centre -- Compliance and defiance : contesting the regime -- Drawing the line : discretion and power -- Ethics and encounters -- Conclusion
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000779957
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780745327235
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012462571
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000779957
Label
Border watch : cultures of immigration, detention and control, Alexandra Hall, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-194) and index
Contents
  • Introduction : going inside -- Visual practice and the secure regime -- Being there : social life in the centre -- Compliance and defiance : contesting the regime -- Drawing the line : discretion and power -- Ethics and encounters -- Conclusion
  • Introduction : going inside -- Visual practice and the secure regime -- Being there : social life in the centre -- Compliance and defiance : contesting the regime -- Drawing the line : discretion and power -- Ethics and encounters -- Conclusion
  • Introduction : going inside -- Visual practice and the secure regime -- Being there : social life in the centre -- Compliance and defiance : contesting the regime -- Drawing the line : discretion and power -- Ethics and encounters -- Conclusion
  • Introduction : going inside -- Visual practice and the secure regime -- Being there : social life in the centre -- Compliance and defiance : contesting the regime -- Drawing the line : discretion and power -- Ethics and encounters -- Conclusion
  • Introduction : going inside -- Visual practice and the secure regime -- Being there : social life in the centre -- Compliance and defiance : contesting the regime -- Drawing the line : discretion and power -- Ethics and encounters -- Conclusion
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000779957
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780745327235
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012462571
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000779957

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