Go home? The politics of immigration controversies

Jones, Hannah and Gunaratnam, Yasmin and Bhattacharyya, Gargi and Davies, Will and Dhaliwal, Sukhwant and Forkert, Kirsten and Jackson, Emma and Saltus, Roiyah (2017) Go home? The politics of immigration controversies. Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 978-1-5261-1322-1

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In July 2013, the UK government arranged for a van to drive through parts of London carrying the message 'In the UK illegally? GO HOME or face arrest.' This book tells the story of what happened next.

The vans were short-lived, but they were part of an ongoing trend in government-sponsored communication designed to demonstrate toughness on immigration. The authors set out to explore the effects of such performances: on policy, on public debate, on pro-migrant and anti-racist activism, and on the everyday lives of people in Britain. This book presents their findings, and provides insights into the practice of conducting research on such a charged and sensitive topic.

Item Type: Book
Date: 31 March 2017
Subjects: L200 Politics
L300 Sociology
L400 Social Policy
P300 Media studies
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham School of Media
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Centre for Media and Cultural Research
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA34: Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
Depositing User: Kirsten Forkert
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 12:27
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2020 16:22
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4687

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