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Carceral Humanitarianism : Logics of Refugee Detention (Paperback) (Kelly Oliver)

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Coopted by military operations, humanitarianism has never been neutral. Rather than welcoming refugees, host countries assess the relative risks of taking them in versus turning them away, using a risk-benefit analysis that often reduces refugees to collateral damage in proxy wars fought in the war on terrorism. Carceral Humanitarianism testifies that humanitarian aid and human rights discourse are always political and partisan.

Forerunners is a thought-in-process series of breakthrough digital works. Written between fresh ideas and finished books, Forerunners draws on scholarly work initiated in notable blogs, social media, conference plenaries, journal articles, and the synergy of academic exchange. This is gray literature publishing: where intense thinking, change, and speculation take place in scholarship.

Number of Pages: 83
Genre: Philosophy, Political Science
Series Title: Forerunners: Ideas First
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
Author: Kelly Oliver
Language: English
Street Date: February 27, 2017
TCIN: 52815339
UPC: 9781517903275
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-3310
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