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Carceral HumanitarianismLogics of Refugee Detention

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Kelly Oliver
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Carceral HumanitarianismLogics of Refugee Detention

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Kelly Oliver

Coopted by military operations, humanitarianism has never been neutral. Rather than welcoming refugees, host countries assess the relative risks of taking them in versus turning them away, using a risk-benefit analysis that often reduces refugees to collateral damage in proxy wars fought in the war on terrorism. Carceral Humanitarianism testifies that humanitarian aid and human rights discourse are always political and partisan.

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    • isbn
      978-1-4529-5850-7
    • publisher
      University of Minnesota Press
    • publisher place
      Minneapolis, Minn.
    • rights
      Copyright 2016 by Kelly Oliver
    • rights holder
      Kelly Oliver
    • series number
      18
    • series title
      Forerunners: Ideas First
    • version
      1.0