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Border Regimes, Racialisation Processes and Resistance in Germany

An Ethnographic Study of Protest and Solidarity

Authors: Bhimji, Fazila

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  • Discusses the advantages and limits of varying strategies of solidarity and activism
  • Weaves together archival and analytical work with an auto-ethnographic account of the author’s own solidarity work
  • Explores not only solidarity networks and solidarity activism, but also the self-mobilisation of refugees
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Illustrating new resistance strategies and mobilisations, this volume examines how EU citizens and refugee populations in Germany have opposed asylum policies and coped with hostile migration regimes. Taking as her starting point occupations of a Berlin square in 2012, the author weaves an auto-ethnographic account of her own involvement in solidarity and refugee resistance groups with archival examinations of various strategies. The book analyzes how activism is sustained in multiple ways: media solidarity groups challenge mainstream depictions; radio shows attempt to decolonize the media and resist the category of ‘refugee’; a group of women comprised of migrants and asylum-seekers publish their accounts; solidarity groups help migrants to find temporary housing; campaigns align with existing groups or engage with political conversations more broadly to challenge populism, racism, and anti-migrant sentiment. As she bridges practical solidarity, media activism, and other strategies, Fazila Bhimji builds a framework to show how these tactics interrelate, interrogating specifically if the fragmentation of strategies limits anti-racist struggles, or whether providing manifold outlets for a collective struggle helps to build solidarity.


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Fazila Bhimji is Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. She is the author of British Asian Muslim Women, Multiple Spatialities and Cosmopolitanism (Palgrave, 2012).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-21

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  • The Everyday Racialisation of Refugees in German State and Society

    Pages 23-47

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  • Heterogeneity and the Dynamics of Tent Protests and Squatting: The Refugee Movement at Oranienplatz

    Pages 49-63

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  • Practical Solidarity, Encounters, and Transformative Possibilities: A Case Study

    Pages 65-129

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  • Intersectional Feminist Solidarity and Activism amongst Refugees and Migrants at International Women’s Space in Berlin

    Pages 131-179

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Border Regimes, Racialisation Processes and Resistance in Germany
Book Subtitle
An Ethnographic Study of Protest and Solidarity
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-49320-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49320-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-49319-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 253
Number of Illustrations
9 illustrations in colour
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