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Entrapping Asylum Seekers

Social, Legal and Economic Precariousness

Editors: Vecchio, Francesco, Gerard, Alison (Eds.)

  • Addresses the urgent and timely subject matter of asylum seekers and migration
  • Draws upon research from  activists and both established and new international scholars
  • Utilizes empirical data and robust critical analysis
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About this book

This book is an interdisciplinary attempt to understand the contemporaneous human condition of asylum seekers through analysis of their entrapment and the resultant new forms of resistance that have emerged to combat it. Based on qualitative research data, the chapters support the claim that asylum seekers are entrapped in social, legal and economic precariousness amidst the complex relationship between individual agency and social structure. 
By exploring the practices and lived experiences of asylum seekers and other parties involved in their migration and reception, the authors explore the structural and individual agency factors that entrap asylum seekers in precarious livelihoods and lead to marginalization and social exclusion. A bold and timely study, this edited collection will be essential reading for academics and students of criminology, sociology, anthropology, urban studies and social policy.

About the authors

Francesco Vecchio is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and an Adjunct Research Fellow at Charles Sturt University’s Centre for Law and Justice, Australia.
Alison Gerard is an Associate Professor in Law and Director of the Centre for Law and Justice at Charles Sturt University, Australia. 

Reviews

“Those of us with an interest in border control are accustomed to reading and writing about the abuse, detention, demonization and deterrence of asylum seekers in the name of border security. But rarely do we hear about their ‘entrapment’. This collection shines a light on the multitude of ways in which asylum seekers experience ongoing precarity and criminalisation, long after they have left behind the conditions of extreme insecurity that prompted their journeys. Vecchio and Gerard have adapted the concept of entrapment in a highly original way, providing a fresh analysis that enhances our understanding of the myriad forms of social, legal and economic incarceration that operate beyond the walls of detention centres.  Entrapping Asylum Seekers makes an invaluable and novel contribution to the field, and, through its meticulous analyses of cycles of entrapment and resistance, engenders hope for a less repressive future.” (Leanne Weber, School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Australia)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Entrapping Asylum Seekers: Introduction

    Gerard, Alison (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Unmasking the Cultural Construction of Asylum Screening at the Border

    Jubany, Olga

    Pages 25-55

  • Beyond the Border Spectacle: Migration Across the Mediterranean Sea

    Musarò, Pierluigi

    Pages 57-82

  • Seeking Asylum in Neoliberal Cairo: Refugee Protests and the Securitization of Humanitarianism

    Pascucci, Elisa

    Pages 83-105

  • Contesting Entrapment: Women Asylum Seekers in Hong Kong

    Gerard, Alison

    Pages 107-133

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58739-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58738-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Entrapping Asylum Seekers
Book Subtitle
Social, Legal and Economic Precariousness
Editors
  • Francesco Vecchio
  • Alison Gerard
Series Title
Transnational Crime, Crime Control and Security
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58739-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58739-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58738-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 276
Number of Illustrations
2 illustrations in colour
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