Carceral Humanitarianism: Logics Of Refugee Detention (Forerunners: Ideas First)

Carceral Humanitarianism: Logics Of Refugee Detention (Forerunners: Ideas First)

Carceral Humanitarianism: Logics of Refugee Detention (Forerunners: Ideas First)

Coopted by military operations, humanitarianism has never been neutral. Rather than welcoming refugees, host countries assess the relative risks of taking them in versus turning them away, using a risk-benefit analysis that often reduces refugees to collateral damage in proxy wars fought in the war on terrorism. Carceral Humanitarianism testifies that humanitarian aid and human rights discourse are always political and partisan.

About the Author
Kelly Oliver is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of more than one hundred articles, thirteen books, and ten edited volumes, including, most recently, Hunting Girls: Sexual Violence from “The Hunger Games” to Campus Rape and Earth and World: Philosophy after the Apollo Missions. She has also written three Jessica James, Cowgirl Philosopher mysteries.

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