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Exclusion through Openness? A Tentative Anatomy of the Ritual of ‘Migration Debates’

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dc.contributor.author Titley, Gavan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-21T13:05:55Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-21T13:05:55Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-10-7725-8
dc.identifier.issn 1796-2986
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/32361
dc.description.abstract This article examines ‘migration debates’ in Europe as mediated political rituals. It argues that the consistent meta-commentary within such debates-never regarded as sufficiently ‘open’ or ‘honest’ – can be taken as a starting point for exploring the simultaneous trace and disavowal of race and racializing discourses in public debate. It examines the disjuncture between the normative expectations of democratic deliberation and decision-making present in migration debates, and the ways in which migration stands for the transformation of the political conditions on which such normative eexpectations depend. Under these conditions, ‘debate’ must be approached as having ritual forms of value, and these forms of value are explored in a case study of a short-lived ‘burka debate’ in Ireland in late 2011. fi
dc.language.iso en fi
dc.publisher Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries COLLeGIUM: Studies across Disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences 11 fi
dc.rights © 2012 author and volume editor fi
dc.title Exclusion through Openness? A Tentative Anatomy of the Ritual of ‘Migration Debates’ fi
dc.type Artikkeli fi
dc.type Article fi

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