01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats

£0.00£5.00

Date: Wednesday 25 March 2020 @ 6pm

Location: OA4/01-02, Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate HD1 3DH

“We live in a world where it’s necessary to remind people that immigrants are not things, not a burden and not the enemy. That they’re human beings.”

As refugees drowned in the Mediterranean, the UK Government proudly announced that the aim of its immigration policy was to create a ‘hostile environment’ for undocumented immigrants. Maya Goodfellow’s timely and compelling book illuminates the dark underbelly of contemporary immigration policies.

Writer, researcher and academic Maya Goodfellow examines how the media and successive governments have created and fuelled anti-immigration politics over the past 50 years and reveals the racism and dehumanisation that result from these policies.

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Event Details

Date: March 25, 2020

Start time: 06:00 p.m.

End time: 07:00 p.m.

Venue: OA4/01-02, Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate HD1 3DH

Phone: 01484951108

Email: info@huddlitfest.org.uk

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“We live in a world where it’s necessary to remind people that immigrants are not things, not a burden and not the enemy. That they’re human beings.”

As refugees drowned in the Mediterranean, the UK Government proudly announced that the aim of its immigration policy was to create a ‘hostile environment’ for undocumented immigrants. Maya Goodfellow’s timely and compelling book illuminates the dark underbelly of contemporary immigration policies.

Writer, researcher and academic Maya Goodfellow examines how the media and successive governments have created and fuelled anti-immigration politics over the past 50 years and reveals the racism and dehumanisation that result from these policies.

“How immigrants became the scapegoats for injustices caused by the rich and powerful is one of the burning questions of modern politics. This masterful, wonderfully written, and vitally important book—written by one of the most powerful writers on race and migration today—more than does it justice. This book is essential to understanding the reactionary political upheavals which have swept the West.” Owen Jones, author of Chavs

Maya Goodfellow is a writer, researcher and academic. She has written for the New York Times, the Guardian, the New StatesmanAl Jazeera and the Independent. She received her PhD from SOAS, University of London. She is a trustee of the Runnymede Trust.

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Additional information

Date

25 March 2020

Time

6pm-7pm

Cost

£0, £3, £5

Venue

Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

Ticket Type

University of Huddersfield staff or student (please bring relevant ID), Concession, Full Price

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