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Frontiers of identity : the British and the others

Author: Robin Cohen
Publisher: London : Longman, 1994.
Series: Longman sociology series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This text contains seven main sections as follows: six frontiers of a British identity; expulsions and deportations; asylum; the detention of aliens and asylum-seekers; sanctuary and the  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Cohen
ISBN: 0582245761 9780582245761
OCLC Number: 614792978
Description: 225 Seiten.
Contents: Part 1 Six frontiers of a British identity: the Celtic fringe; class and gender dimensions; the dominions; empire and Commonwealth; the Atlantic and anglophone connection; Britain in Europe; the construction of "the alien". Part 2 Expulsions and deportations - the practice of anthropemy: early nationalism and protestantism; from revolutionaries to the "Alien Menace"; wartime expulsions and the aftermath; deportations after the Second World War; deportations arising from empire; the conservative party and deportations; voluntary repatriation. Part 3 Asylum - the shrinking circle of generosity: granting asylum - general reasons; refugee history; refugees after 1945; quota refugees - the Chileans and Vietnamese; repatriates and "Loyalists"; from refugee to "economic migrant"; visas, the carriers liability act and 58 Tamils; agents and agencies; Mr Major, "Safe Havens" and the 1993 asylum act. Part 4 The detention of aliens and asylum-seekers: wartime detentions; detention under the prevention of terrorism act; immigration detentions; comparative legal regimes; immigration act detainees - on-entry; immigration act detainees - after-entry; detention conditions and privatisation; the detainees; immigration control and social control. Part 5 Sanctuary and the anti-deportation movement: on sanctuary; the revival of sanctuary in Britain; "People Like Me Don't Win" - the case of Viraj Mendis; other sanctuaries and the anti-deportation movement. Part 6 Inclusion and exclusion - Britain in the European context: "more hands, more hands"; the end of the migrant labour boom; migration flows since the mid-1970s; Germany - refugees and foreign workers; Germany - attitudes and recent policies; France - refugee history; France - attitudes and recent policies; towards fortress Europe; Schengen and Dublin; the emerging European trichotomy. Part 7 Theoretical implications and conclusion: what do we mean by racism?; otherness and difference; boundary formation; nationalism; the construction of social identities; the stranger - a personal note; observations - institutions and individuals; symptoms, recommendations...and a bit of evangelism.
Series Title: Longman sociology series
Responsibility: Robin Cohen.


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