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‘Welcome to Britain’

[Zeitschriftenartikel]

Tyler, Imogen

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Abstract Questions of asylum and immigration have taken centre stage in national and international debate and figure prominently in the domestic political agendas of wealthy states and nations. In Australia, Europe and the US, harsh and punitive asylum and immigration laws are being enacted incrementally and asylum-seekers are subject increasingly to detention. Through a focus on the detention of asylum-seekers in the UK, this article makes a critical intervention in current theoretical debates around asylum.Focusing on the writing of Giorgio Agamben, this article suggests that within political and cultural theory, there has been a turn to the figure of the asylum-seeker (and the refugee) as a trope for theorizing the political constitution of the present. By opening up a critical dialogue between humanitarian, media studies and abstract theoretical accounts of immigration detention, this article produces a critique of the ways in which theory appropriates the figure of the asylum-seeker.
Freie Schlagwörter abjection; asylum-seeker; critical and cultural theory; Giorgio Agamben; humanitarian; immigration; Judith Butler; refugee; Sara Ahmed;
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2006
Seitenangabe S. 185-202
Zeitschriftentitel European Journal of Cultural Studies, 9 (2006) 2
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1367549406063163
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)
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