This new edited volume asks: How are pathways to asylum shaped by neoliberal capitalism? And how are people resisting profit-making structures within the asylum industry?
The book brings together writing, photography, art & infographics contributed by academics, activists, artists & people impacted by asylum regimes. It is intended to challenge readers to move beyond questions of legal, moral, and humanitarian obligations that dominate popular debates regarding asylum seekers.
Digging deeper, the contributors focus on processes and actors often overlooked in mainstream analyses and on the trends increasingly rendering asylum available only to people with financial and cultural capital.
In highlighting protest as well as profit, Asylum for Sale strikes a crucial balance of critical analyses and proposed solutions for resisting and reshaping current and emerging immigration norms.
“An unparalleled resource” – Naomi Klein
“Conveys the possibilities of global citizenship, involving active solidarity with those who are crossing borders whether through choice or as a refusal of oppression” – Hilary Wainwright, author of A New Politics from the Left
“An urgent, inspiring, and necessary volume” – Jamila Hammami, founder of the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project
We want to ensure this book is accessible to all, while still supporting independent publishers like PM Press, who have backed this project from the start. Please pay what you can afford: full price, 20% off (use code ASYLUM20), or 40% off (use ASYLUM40). The latter price is intended especially for people directly impacted by asylum regimes and/or on low incomes.