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The Crimmigrant Other

The Crimmigrant Other

Publisher Routledge
Year 01/12/2019
Edition First
Pages 238
Version paperback
Readership level College/higher education
Language English
ISBN 9781138545977
Categories Migration, immigration & emigration, Crime & criminology, Politics & government, Human rights, Criminal justice law
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Book description

Western societies are immersed in debates about immigration and illegality. This book examines these processes and outlines how the figure of the "crimmigrant other" has emerged not only as a central object of media and political discourse, but also as a distinct penal subject connecting migration and the logic of criminalization and insecurity. Illegality defines not only a quality of certain acts, but becomes an existential condition, which shapes the daily lives of large groups within the society. Drawing on rich empirical material from national and international contexts, Katja Franko outlines the social production of the crimmigrant other as a multi-layered phenomenon that is deeply rooted in the intricate connections between law, scientific knowledge, bureaucratic practices, politics and popular discourse.

The Crimmigrant Other

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. (De)construction the Crimmigrant Other; 2.Bordered Penality and Crimmigration Control; 3.'Hard-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside': An Inclusive Society with an Exclusionary Edge; 4. Policing Europe's Humanitarian Borderlands; 5. Justice and the Moral Boundaries of the Nation; Conclusion: the Power of a Meta-narrative.

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