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Casualties of Care: Immigration and the Politics of Humanitarianism in France

Miriam Ticktin

Abstract

This book explores the unintended consequences of compassion in the world of immigration politics. It focuses on France and its humanitarian immigration practices to argue that a politics based on care and protection can lead the state to view issues of immigration and asylum through a medical lens. Examining two “regimes of care”—humanitarianism and the movement to stop violence against women—it asks what it means to permit the sick and sexually violated to cross borders while the impoverished cannot? The book demonstrates how in an inhospitable immigration climate, unusual pathologies can be ... More

Keywords: compassion, immigration politics, France, humanitarian immigration practices, care, protection, asylum, violence against women, residency papers, unusual pathologies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780520269040
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520269040.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miriam Ticktin, author

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