The British public aren’t as polarised on immigration as you might think The rhetoric and reality about immigration. http://www.shutterstock.com Tom Vickers, Nottingham Trent University The British government’s target to bring […]
I had an article published in The Conversation today, responding to Theresa May’s announcement that Britain will support resettlement of refugees trying to enter Europe in Africa and Latin America. […]
The producers of this short film about asylum housing have asked for it to be distributed as widely as possible, in response to “the extent & vigour of G4S lobbying this […]
On Tuesday my department at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) hosted a guest speaker Bob Brown, for a discussion on the topic ‘Studying Society and Serving the Community’. About 60 people […]
Over Christmas I had an article published in the European Journal of Cultural Studies. In some ways, this was a new departure for me, and in others it was a […]
This article proposes some urgent questions that I suggest call for sociological interventions, focusing on the way the ‘crisis’ has been produced, the distinction that has been created between ‘refugees’ and ‘migrants’, the presentation of refugees as a burden and a threat, and the importance of recognising refugees’ agency.
Tom Vickers’ recent text is a comprehensive review of the British state in relation to the asylum and refugee system. He employs an explicitly Marxist position to understand how the […]