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The Resource Nothing personal? : geographies of governing and activism in the British asylum system, Nick Gill

Nothing personal? : geographies of governing and activism in the British asylum system, Nick Gill

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Nothing personal? : geographies of governing and activism in the British asylum system
Title
Nothing personal?
Title remainder
geographies of governing and activism in the British asylum system
Statement of responsibility
Nick Gill
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this groundbreaking new study of attitudes towards marginalized groups in Western society, Nick Gill provides a conceptually innovative account of the ways in which indifference and insensitivity to desperation and hardship comes about. Taking UK asylum laws as its case study, and supported by survey and interview evidence obtained over the past decade, this book tells the story of immigration decision makers and the institutionalized spatial processes that limit and steer their agency. In addition to detailed illustrations of the flaws inherent in contemporary immigration administration, Gill provides an original theory of the relationship between distance and indifference to human suffering that is both theoretically informed by, and challenging to, the works of social theorists like Max Weber, Zygmunt Bauman, Emmanuel Levinas and Georg Simmel. In doing so, Gill questions the consensus that border controls are necessary or desirable in contemporary society, making Nothing Personal? a provocative and important addition to the contemporary conversation on immigration. --
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Gill, Nick
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
RGS-IBG book series
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  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Asylum, Right of
Label
Nothing personal? : geographies of governing and activism in the British asylum system, Nick Gill
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Series Editors Preface viii. List of Figures ix. Acronyms xi. Acknowledgements xii. 1 Introduction 1. 2 Moral Distance and Bureaucracy 21. 3 Distant Bureaucrats 48. 4 Distance at Close Quarters 76. 5 Indifference Towards Suffering Others During Sustained Contact 107. 6 Indifference and Emotions 135. 7 Examining Compassion 156. 8 Conclusion 179. Methodological Appendix 191. References 196. Index 216
Control code
ocn907148493
Dimensions
24 cm.
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unknown
Extent
x, 228 pages
Isbn
9781444367065
Lccn
2015036895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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unknown
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)907148493
Label
Nothing personal? : geographies of governing and activism in the British asylum system, Nick Gill
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series Editors Preface viii. List of Figures ix. Acronyms xi. Acknowledgements xii. 1 Introduction 1. 2 Moral Distance and Bureaucracy 21. 3 Distant Bureaucrats 48. 4 Distance at Close Quarters 76. 5 Indifference Towards Suffering Others During Sustained Contact 107. 6 Indifference and Emotions 135. 7 Examining Compassion 156. 8 Conclusion 179. Methodological Appendix 191. References 196. Index 216
Control code
ocn907148493
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 228 pages
Isbn
9781444367065
Lccn
2015036895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)907148493

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