Seeking Sanctuary Before the Law
David Farrier is Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary English Literature at the University of Edinburgh.
Acknowledgements Note to the Reader List of Figures Introduction: Before the Law A scandal for postcolonial studies The camp dispositif Overview 1. Nothing Outside the Law The colonization of the in-between Kenomatic fetish The heritage of colonial infrahumanity Necropolitics and national narcissism 2. Horizons of Perception In/visible relations Gorgoneion Horizon of perception 1: the camp in the city Horizon of perception 2: the camp and the dispersal system Horizon of perception 3: the camp and asylum destitution 3. Be/held: Ban and Iteration Be/held Bogus women Re/producing 'home' Continua 4. Allow Me My Destitution Parasitic reading and reading parasites Dead letters Kalumnia and formula 'Let me become the echo of a name to you' Preference and assumption 5. Terms of Hospitality The receding refugee Asylos/Asylao The transgressive step The necessary other 6. The Politics of Proximity Response-ability Metaxis The journey is the film is the journey The limits of dignity Afterword Bibliography Index
As the first scholarly monograph to examine asylum in relation to postcolonial studies, David Farrier’s Postcolonial Asylum makes a theoretically rich contribution to the field.
(Con)figuring Sport - Moving worlds 12.1
A densely theoretical yet politicised and interdisciplinary book that signals an important new trajectory in postcolonial and cultural studies, towards interrogation of the plight of those looking for sanctuary in Europe, Australia and elsewhere. It is at its best in discussing asylum statistics and contexts, and analysing art, photography and literature. Recommended reading, especially for policymakers and tabloid journalists.
Claire Chambers Times Higher Education
Leeds Metropolitan University
Size: 234 x 156 mm
Publication: September 30, 2013
Series: Postcolonialism Across the Disciplines 9