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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 184–200.
Published: 01 July 2015
... reconfigured through the blurring of on- and offshore sites and migrations. Amid security “crises,” states use geography creatively to undermine access to legal representation, human rights, and avenues to asylum. Enforcement operations reach offshore, moving the border to the locations of asylum seekers...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 20–39.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jenny Stümer The escalating death tolls of migrants seeking to enter Europe are a dramatic testimony to the cynical, dehumanizing, and violent fortification of the European Union, whereby refugees and asylum seekers have become the emblematic figures of contemporary political exclusion. Rather than...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 March 2007
... such an impulse. On the other hand, the mobility of this affluent elite can be contrasted with a similarly increased, but this time enforced, mobility of more compromised categories of persons such as refugees, asylum seekers, and illegal immigrants of one kind and another. Since 9/11 in particular...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... The administration did not want to allow them entry into the United States as political refugees but was also bound by the 1951 United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees to not return asylum seekers with a well-founded fear of persecution to their countries of origin. The Bush administration...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (3): 279–294.
Published: 01 November 2005
... the director to critique the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers, by portraying their virtual imprisonment in a run-down high-rise apartment building at an out-of-season British seaside resort, Tanya is not, the film is careful to show us, really interested in the possibility of a better life in material...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 17–27.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and asylum seekers, desperately trying to escape circumstances over which they have little or no control. Here we see that mobility is not for everyone, and a variety of Ban-Opticon databases designed to police the mobility of different categories of persons determine who can have access to which types...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 307–325.
Published: 01 July 2012
... University Press . McKinnon Sara . 2009 . “ Citizenship and the Performance of Credibility: Audiencing Gender-Based Asylum Seekers in U.S. Immigration Courts .” Text and Performance Quarterly 29 , 3 : 205 – 21 . Melhuus Marit Howell Signe . 2009 . “ Adoption and Assisted...
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Cultural Politics (2006) 2 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 July 2006
... rights in order to detain, for an indefinite period and without charge, terrorist suspects who could not be deported as their status as political asylum seekers had been accepted under international human rights law. In December 2004, when sixteen suspects had been detained without charge for three years...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (1): 5–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
... identities, we are always dealing with the creation of a ‘we’ which can exist only by the demarcation of a ‘they’” (2005: 15): the ethnic minority, the immigrant, the asylum seeker, the religious or political extremist, the terrorist, and so on. From this point of view we can never achieve peace...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., Vincent van Gogh, Antonin Artaud. After all, Foucault wondered after working at an asylum in Scandinavia why some are institutionalized and some are not. Or in the words of Salvador Dalí, “The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad” (205). One task is to distinguish words...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 281–302.
Published: 01 November 2020
... mayor of Frankfurt, and the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung . Wallmann ran a xenophobic racist election campaign in 1980 and forced many Ethiopian and Afghani asylum seekers out of the state of Hessen. Roger Karapin (2002 : 205) explains that “the asylum issue again played a role...