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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781788739603
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Verso Books
Publisher: Verso Books
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2020
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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