Gill, Nicholas (2010) New state-theoretic approaches to asylum and refugee geographies. Progress in Human Geography, 34 (5). pp. 626-645.Full text not available from this repository.
This paper examines recent innovations in the way the concept of the state is employed by geographers researching forced migrants' and refugees' experiences. A still-dominant body of thought tends to essentialize the state and foreground both its institutional forms and coercive powers by asking questions that take the primacy of these attributes for granted. In response, poststructuralist geographers and sociologists have begun to forge alternative views of states, drawing upon a useful cynicism over the coherence of the state, as well as an engagement with Foucauldian notions of governmentality. The paper examines these alternative approaches in order to distil the characteristics of an emerging critical asylum geography.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Progress in Human Geography|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited By:||Nick M Gill|
|Deposited On:||09 Nov 2009 09:09|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 16:44|
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