The “Self” And The “Other” In Postcolonial Britain: Towards A Genealogy Of The British Immigration Regime Cover Image

The “Self” And The “Other” In Postcolonial Britain: Towards A Genealogy Of The British Immigration Regime
The “Self” And The “Other” In Postcolonial Britain: Towards A Genealogy Of The British Immigration Regime

Author(s): Iva Dodevska
Subject(s): Social Theory, Migration Studies, Social Norms / Social Control, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: immigration regime; Great Britain; racialization; national identity; coloniality; genealogy;
Summary/Abstract: This note outlines a research program investigating the British immigration regime from a perspective that considers its embeddedness in colonialism. It seeks to advance a genealogy (in a Foucauldian sense) of the production of the racialized immigrant through immigration policy and legislation, undertaking a discourse analysis on landmark legislation governing cross-border movement of people and access to British citizenship, as the two inseparable aspects of Britain’s complex immigration regime. A conceptual approach is proposed, and some preliminary insights are discussed.

  • Page Range: 131-134
  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English