Contesting citizenship : irregular migrants and new frontiers of the political / Anne McNevin.

Irregular migrants complicate the boundaries of citizenship and stretch the parameters of political belonging. Comprised of refugees, asylum seekers, ""illegal"" labor migrants, and stateless persons, this group of migrants occupies new sovereign spaces that generate new subjecti...

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Main Author: McNevin, Anne.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011.
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Summary:Irregular migrants complicate the boundaries of citizenship and stretch the parameters of political belonging. Comprised of refugees, asylum seekers, ""illegal"" labor migrants, and stateless persons, this group of migrants occupies new sovereign spaces that generate new subjectivities. Investigating the role of irregular migrants in the transformation of citizenship, Anne McNevin argues that irregular status is an immanent (rather than aberrant) condition of global capitalism, formed by the fast-tracked processes of globalization. McNevin casts irregular migrants as more than mere.
Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 223 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-218) and index.
ISBN:9780231522243
023152224X