REVIEW: Debra Hayes in the British Journal of Social Work

bjsw_cover-134x150

Vickers provides an important and timely analysis of state policies to control and contain refugees and asylum seekers in Britain today. At a time of economic crisis and wholesale attacks on the working class, its value is in a re-engagement with Marxism as a tool to understand both the global causes of the mass displacement of millions and the methods used by the British state to manage the relatively small number who find their way here.

The book reminds us of Britain’s role as an oppressor nation fostering a parasitic relationship with the oppressed countries from which refugees come. These ‘super-exploited’ modern migrants prop up British capital both in their countries of origin and once resident here. This ‘Imperialist System’ relies on the international division of the working class …

This is an extract from a review by Debra Hayes, Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, published in the British Journal of Social Work, the journal of the British Association of Social Workers. Read the full review here.

Advertisements

One response to “REVIEW: Debra Hayes in the British Journal of Social Work

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s