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Title Hostile environment : how immigrants became scapegoats / Maya Goodfellow.
Author Goodfellow, Maya, author.
Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : VERSO, 2019.
Description 1 online resource
Call # eBOOK
Summary How migrants became the scapegoats of contemporary mainstream politics While refugees risked their lives crossing the Mediterranean, the UK government introduced immigration policy after immigration policy aimed at creating what it proudly called a 'hostile environment'. Alongside this, the British people voted to leave the EU while politicians from all parties unashamedly blamed immigrants for all the country's ills. Study after study has confirmed that immigration has not damaged the UK's economy, nor put a strain on its public services, yet concerns about immigration continue to be deemed "legitimate" across the political spectrum, with few exceptions. How did we get here' Maya Goodfellow offers a compelling answer. Through interviews with policy experts, politicians, immigration lawyers, and migrants themselves, Goodfellow exposes the dark underbelly of contemporary immigration policies and the damage done by our obsession with borders. A nuanced analysis of the UK's immigration policy from the 1960s onwards, Legitimate Concerns links the rhetoric and policies of the recent Labour, Conservative, and Coalition Governments to the UK's colonial past and its imperialist present. Critical of the approach mainstream political parties have taken, Goodfellow shows that distinct forms of racism and dehumanisation have directly resulted from inhumane immigration policies and reminds us of the human cost of anti-immigration politics.
Subject Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- Political aspects.
Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain -- 21st Century.
Emigration and immigration -- Government policy. (OCoLC)fst00908700
Emigration and immigration -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00908710
Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00908722
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Alt Title How immigrants became scapegoats
Related To Print version: 1788733363 9781788733366 (OCoLC)1085634705
ISBN 9781788733373 (electronic bk.)
1788733371 (electronic bk.)
9781788733380 (electronic bk.)
178873338X (electronic bk.)

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