The politics of compassion : immigration and asylum policy / Ala Sirriyeh
- Sirriyeh, Ala
- Bristol : Bristol University Press, 2018.
- Physical Description:
- xiv, 208 pages ; 24 cm.
- A crisis of compassion -- The emotional politics of immigration and asylum -- Emotion, colonialism and immigration policy -- The intolerable death of Alan Kurdi -- Victims, villains and saviours -- Withholding compassion -- Outrage, responsibility and accountability -- Self-care and solidarity: the undocumented immigrant youth movement.
- "Whether addressing questions of loss, (be)longing, fears of an immigration 'invasion' or perceived injustices in immigration policies, immigration debates are infused with strong emotions. Emotion is often presented as a factor that complicates and hinders rational discussion. This book explores how emotion is, in fact, central to understanding how and why we have the immigration policies we do, and what kinds of policies may be beneficial for various groups of people in society. The author looks beyond the 'negative' emotions of fear and hostility to examine on the politics of compassion and empathy. Using case studies from Australia, Europe and the US, the book offers a new and original analysis of immigration policy and immigration debates."--Page 4 of cover.
- 9781529200423 (hbk.)
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