Marginalizing migrants: illegality, racialization, and vulnerability

Wilson, Dean (2015) Marginalizing migrants: illegality, racialization, and vulnerability. In: Goode, Erich (ed.) The handbook of deviance. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 504-520. ISBN 9781118701423

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This chapter examines how migrant deviance is constructed at the global and local level through processes of control manifested through law and policing. It then talks about the constitutive role of national and local border control agents in processes of exclusion and criminalization. The chapter considers the individual experiences of such control, and how such intensified controls both fabricate and escalate deviance. It further considers the intensified incarceration and deportation of irregular migrants, and how the stigma and criminalization of the deportation experience lingers upon individual identities following their forced return to the global South. The immigration detention complex operates parallel to a wider racialization of imprisonment, fuelled by the gravitation of policing activity towards those whose immigration status may be disputed, and where minor legal violations can result in incarceration and deportation.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Migration, Crimmigration, Border control, Deportation, Deviance
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0711 Groups and organisations
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0811 Deviant behaviour. Social deviance
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Depositing User: Dean Wilson
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2016 15:41
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2019 13:36

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