Meaning nothing but good: ethics, history and asylum-seeker phobia in Britain

@article{Kushner2003MeaningNB,
  title={Meaning nothing but good: ethics, history and asylum-seeker phobia in Britain},
  author={Tony Kushner},
  journal={Patterns of Prejudice},
  year={2003},
  volume={37},
  pages={257 - 276}
}
  • T. Kushner
  • Published 1 September 2003
  • Political Science
  • Patterns of Prejudice
The current hostility of the media, politicians, state and public against asylum-seekers in Britain is unprecedented in its intensity. Rarely in modern British history have those campaigning for refugee rights been so isolated, marginalized and silenced. Kushner explores how it has been possible to couch the campaign against asylum-seekers in a discourse of morality: the need to protect ‘our’ people and culture against the diseased and dangerous alien, as well as the distinction drawn between… 

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