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The functions and legitimization of suffering in Calais, France

Keen, David (2021) The functions and legitimization of suffering in Calais, France. International Migration, 59 (3). 9 - 28. ISSN 0020-7985

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The instrumentalisation of disaster – long considered a feature of wars and famines in Africa, for example – has now been brought right into the heart of Europe. Suffering in Calais has been manipulated for the purpose of deterrence and for domestic political purposes, and forms part of a wider system of outsourcing violence and suffering that has been legitimised through Arendt’s “action as propaganda” and through perverse distributions of shame.

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Divisions: International Development
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2020 16:06
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2024 16:24

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