Geographies of asylum: legal knowledge and legal practices

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dc.contributor.author White, Allen
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-22T15:51:39Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-22T15:51:39Z
dc.date.issued 2002-11
dc.identifier.citation WHITE, A. 2002. Geographies of asylum, legal knowledge and legal practices. Political Geography, 21(8), 1055-1073. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0962-6298(02)00086-0 en
dc.identifier.volume 21 en
dc.identifier.issued 8 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1055 en
dc.identifier.endpage 1073 en
dc.identifier.issn 0962-6298
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/1077
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/S0962-6298(02)00086-0
dc.description.abstract Law and legal discourses are an integral part of social life, a central means of producing social identities and exercising social power in day to day life. Critically informed geographical perspectives on law have illustrated in a number of ways how the legal and social (and therefore the spatial) are mutually constitutive. This paper argues that perspectives from critical legal geography can offer insights into the operation of asylum and immigration law in the UK in the late 1990s. This paper argues that legal practices and relations are organised in hegemonic and counter-hegemonic ways in different places and institutional contexts in London. In addition law and legal practices comprise a particularly important way in which ‘community’ can be constructed simultaneously across a variety of different scales in ways that can marginalise and exclude relatively powerless groups like asylum seekers. Thus refugee identities offer a particularly clear example of how social realities are constituted by law and legal practice. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0962629802000860
dc.rights Copyright © 2002, Elsevier. NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Political Geography. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Political Geography [Volume 21, Issue 8, November 2002] http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0962-6298(02)00086-0 en
dc.subject Law en
dc.subject Legal geographies en
dc.subject Power en
dc.subject Asylum institutions en
dc.subject UK asylum legislation en
dc.title Geographies of asylum: legal knowledge and legal practices en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://research.ucc.ie/profiles/A010/allenwhite en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Allen White, Geography, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: allen.white@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2013-01-17T11:31:06Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Political Geography en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress allen.white@ucc.ie en


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