Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780745399218 Published October 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745399225 Published November 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Looking to London

Stories of War, Escape and Asylum

Cynthia Cockburn

Looking to London

Cynthia Cockburn

Distributed for Pluto Press

240 pages | 20 halftones | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780745399218 Published October 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745399225 Published November 2017 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
London is celebrated as one of the most ethnically diverse capitals in the world and has been a magnet for migration since its founding. In Looking to London, Cynthia Cockburn visits five London Boroughs, studying how each responds as new influxes of refugees join established Kurdish, Somali, Tamil, Sudanese, and Syrian communities under the watchful eyes of the regimes they fled and United Kingdom’s anti-terror police. Cockburn brings her lively and lucid style to a national moment when right-wing, nativist, and racist sentiment is being challenged by a compassionate “refugees welcome” movement. London is an important contribution to the intense debate about security and terrorism, national identity, and human rights.
 
Contents
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
1 London: Magnet for Migrants
2 From South-East Turkey to North-East London: Kurds in Hackney
3 From the Horn of Africa to the Isle of Dogs: Somalis in Tower Hamlets
4 Home for Whom? Tamils in Hounslow and Home Office Detention
5 The Sudens’ Divided People Come to Camden
6 Syrian War, Migration Crisis and ‘Refugees Welcome’ in Lambeth
 
Notes
Index
 
Review Quotes
Cynthia Enloe, author of Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics
"Looking to London makes one want to hop on a red bus to explore each of the city's vibrant neighbourhoods - to immerse oneself in the local lives of politically engaged women in a way that enables one to grasp the lasting effects of wartime violence. This is a quintessentially Cockburn book for our troubled times."
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