Human Rights, Refugee Protest and Immigration Detention

Authors: Fiske, Lucy

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  • Presents rare, first-hand accounts of experiences in immigration detention centres
  • Highlights the potency of human rights as an ethical discourse capable of forging authentic, caring and effective links between seemingly disparate groups of people 
  • Challenges contemporary human rights discourses which institutionalise power
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This book builds a compelling picture of injustices inside immigration detention centers, within the context of the rise of the use of immigration detention in the Global North. The author presents the rarely heard voices of refugees, bringing their perspectives to light and personalising and humanising a global political issue.

Based on in-depth interviews with formerly detained refugees who were involved in a wide range of protests, such as sit-ins and non-compliance, hunger strikes, lip sewing, escapes and riots, Human Rights, Refugee Protest and Immigration Detention presents a comprehensive insight into immigration detention and protest.

Drawing on the work of Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt, the book challenges contemporary human rights discourses which institutionalise power and will be a must-read for scholars, advocates and policymakers engaged in debates about immigration detention and forced migration.

About the authors

Lucy Fiske is a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney. She researches and publishes on human rights, gender, asylum seeking and immigration detention. 

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“Fiske's work presents a timely and important contribution. Especially her commitment to providing much space to the voices and experiences of immigration … . The book is written in an accessible manner, which makes it an easy read for a broad audience. … This said, I highly recommend Fiske's book to all those interested in human rights issues, and in particular the rights of migrants and struggles around immigration detention.” (Hinger .S, Border Criminologies, law.ox.ac.uk, 07 April 2017)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Rights, Refugee Protest and Immigration Detention
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58096-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58096-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58095-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-84538-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 245
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