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Border watch : cultures of immigration, detention and control

Author: Alexandra Hall
Publisher: London : Pluto Press ; New York : Distributed in the United States of America exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Anthropology, culture, and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Hall
ISBN: 9780745327242 0745327249 9780745327235 0745327230
OCLC Number: 794296306
Description: vii, 199 pages ; 22 cm.
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 --
Series Title: Anthropology, culture, and society.
Responsibility: Alexandra Hall.


Inside account of the much discussed, but little understood, immigration system, focussing on life inside the controversial detention centres.  Read more...
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Border Watch challenges the way we understand detention just as this practice is becoming ever more central to the policing of borders and boundaries in many countries. With its focus on the everyday Read more...

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