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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Immigrants at the Margins: Law, Race, and Exclusion in Southern Europe

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ISBN13: 9780521846639
ISBN: 0521846633
Published: May 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £99.99
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Spain and Italy have recently become countries of large-scale immigration. This provocative book explores immigration law and the immigrant experience in these southern European nations, and exposes the tension between the temporary and contingent legal status of most immigrants, and the government emphasis on integration. This book reveals that while law and the rhetoric of policymakers stress the urgency of integration, not only are they failing in that effort, but law itself plays a role in that failure. In addressing this paradox, the author combines theoretical insights and extensive data from myriad sources collected over more than a decade to demonstrate the connections among immigrants' role as cheap labor - carefully inscribed in law - and their social exclusion, criminalization, and racialization. Extrapolating from this economics of alterite, this book engages more general questions of citizenship, belonging, race and community in this global era.

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Immigration, Asylum, Refugee and Nationality Law
1. Introduction; 2. Legal framework and the wayward 'legs of law'; 3. 'Useful invaders': the economics of alterite; 4. Integrating the other; 5. The everyday dynamics of exclusion: work, health, and housing; 6. Fuel on the fire: politics, crime, and racialization; 7. Conclusion: immigrants and other strangers in the global marketplace.