Description - Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats by Maya Goodfellow
Longlisted for the 2019 Jhalak Prize
From the 1960s the UK's immigration policy - introduced by both Labour and Tory governments - has been a toxic combination of racism and xenophobia. Maya Goodfellow tracks this history through to the present day, looking at both legislation and rhetoric, to show that distinct forms of racism and dehumanisation have produced a confused and draconian immigration system. She examines the arguments made against immigration in order to dismantle and challenge them. Through interviews with people trying to navigate the system, legal experts, politicians and campaigners, Goodfellow shows the devastating human costs of anti-immigration politics and argues for an alternative.
The new edition includes an additional chapter, which explores the impacts of the 2019 election and the ongoing immigration enforcement during the coronavirus pandemic.
Buy Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats by Maya Goodfellow from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Publisher: Verso Books
Country of Publication:
Book Reviews - Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats by Maya Goodfellow
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats book by Maya Goodfellow and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)
A Preview for this title is currently not available.