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The Resource Hostile environment : how immigrants became scapegoats, Maya Goodfellow

Hostile environment : how immigrants became scapegoats, Maya Goodfellow

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Hostile environment : how immigrants became scapegoats
Title
Hostile environment
Title remainder
how immigrants became scapegoats
Statement of responsibility
Maya Goodfellow
Title variation
How immigrants became scapegoats
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Language
eng
Summary
The UK government proudly calls the aim of its immigration policy to be the creation of a "hostile environment," while refugees drown in the Mediterranean and Britain votes to leave the EU against claims that "swarms" of migrants are entering Britain. Meanwhile, study after study confirms that immigration is not damaging the UK's economy, nor putting a strain on public services, but immigration is blamed for all of Britain's ills. Yet concerns about immigration are deemed "legitimate" across the political spectrum, with few exceptions. How did we get here? Maya Goodfellow offers a compelling answer. Through interviews with leading policy-makers, asylum seekers, and immigration lawyers, Goodfellow illuminates the dark underbelly of contemporary immigration policies. A nuanced analysis of the UK's immigration policy from the 1960s onwards, Hostile Environment links immigration policy and the rhetoric of both Labour and Tory governments to the UK's colonial past and its imperialist present. Goodfellow shows that distinct forms of racism and dehumanisation directly resulted from immigration policy, and reminds us of the human cost of concessions to anti-immigration politics. --
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Goodfellow, Maya
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non fiction
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  • Immigrants
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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Hostile environment : how immigrants became scapegoats, Maya Goodfellow
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Contents
Introduction: An honest conversation -- The cost of it all -- 'Keeping' the country white -- New Labour: things can only get better? -- Legitimate concerns -- 'It's not racist. It's common sense' -- Conclusion
Control code
on1085634705
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781788733366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1085634705
Label
Hostile environment : how immigrants became scapegoats, Maya Goodfellow
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: An honest conversation -- The cost of it all -- 'Keeping' the country white -- New Labour: things can only get better? -- Legitimate concerns -- 'It's not racist. It's common sense' -- Conclusion
Control code
on1085634705
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781788733366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1085634705

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