Entrapping asylum seekers: Social legal and economic precariousness

Francesco Vecchio (Editor), Alison Gerard (Editor)

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This book is an interdisciplinary attempt to understand the contemporaneous human condition of asylum seekers through analysis of their entrapment and the resultant new forms of resistance that have emerged to combat it. Based on qualitative research data, the chapters support the claim that asylum seekers are entrapped in social, legal and economic precariousness amidst the complex relationship between individual agency and social structure. By exploring the practices and lived experiences of asylum seekers and other parties involved in their migration and reception, the authors explore the structural and individual agency factors that entrap asylum seekers in precarious livelihoods and lead to marginalization and social exclusion. A bold and timely study, this edited collection will be essential reading for academics and students of criminology, sociology, anthropology, urban studies and social policy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages276
ISBN (Electronic)9781137587398
ISBN (Print)9781137587381
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameTransnational Crime, Crime Control and Security
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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