Tyler, I. (2006) Welcome to Britain: The Cultural Politics of Asylum. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 9 (2). pp. 185-202. ISSN 1460-3551Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|Journal or Publication Title:||European Journal of Cultural Studies|
|Additional Information:||RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Sociology|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||abjection • asylum-seeker • critical and cultural theory • Giorgio Agamben • humanitarian • immigration • Judith Butler • refugee • Sara Ahmed|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology|
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
|Deposited On:||13 Mar 2008 14:48|
|Last Modified:||13 Jan 2016 12:36|
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