Detaining the Immigrant Other : Global and Transnational Issues

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Type
Book

Author
Greg Lamphear

Author
Douglas Epps

Author
Rich Furman

URL
http://ift.tt/2ojxSw4

Place
Oxford

Publisher
Oxford University Press

ISBN
978-0-19-022257-4

Date
2016

Accessed
2017-03-28 12:06:54

Library Catalog
EBSCOhost

Language
English

Abstract
This edited text explores immigration detention through a global and transnational lens. Immigration detention is frequently transnational; the complex dynamics of apprehending, detaining, and deporting undocumented immigrants involve multiple organizations that coordinate and often act across nation state boundaries. The lives of undocumented immigrants are also transnational in nature; the detention of immigrants in one country (often without due process and without providing the opportunity to contact those in their country of origin) has profound economic and emotional consequences for their families. The authors explore immigration detention in countries that have not often been previously explored in the literature. Some of these chapters include analyses of detention in countries such as Malaysia, South Africa, Turkey and Indonesia. They also present chapters that are comparative in nature and deal with larger, macro issues about immigration detention in general. The authors’frequent usage of lived experience in conjunction with a broad scholarly knowledge base is what sets this volume apart from others, making it useful and practical for scholars in the social sciences and anybody interested in the global phenomenon of immigration detention.

Short Title
Detaining the Immigrant Other

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