Who Is Worthy of Protection?: Gender-Based Asylum and U.S. Immigration Politics - Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations (Hardback)Meghana Nayak (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 566 g
Dimensions: 242 x 161 x 24 mm
"With Who is Worthy of Protection? Meghana Nayak provides a powerful and much needed critical examination of US immigration politics via the problematic handling of gender-based asylum cases. Her careful and compelling deconstruction of the 'worthy victim frame' brings to light the detrimental processes of racialization and heteronormativity inherent in contemporary conceptualizations and practices of asylum, as the United States' flawed immigration system constructs and negotiates a fine line between 'restriction' and 'protection.' She provides a provocative argument regarding the ways in which the United States utilizes these frames as a means of shaping, strengthening, and legitimizing US interventions in global politics. It is a must-read for scholars, activists, and practitioners working on gender-based violence, sexuality rights, immigration rights, or human rights more broadly." - Celeste Montoya, Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies, University of Colorado Boulder
"A thoughtful and well-researched analysis of the conditional rights of migrant women that shows how asylum depends on framing and constructions of gender. The book notably pushes feminist IR in a more grounded, constructive direction." -Alison Brysk, Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance, University of California, Santa Barbara
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