Borders, Migration and Class in an Age of Crisis

Producing Immigrants and Workers

Tom Vickers

Borders, Migration and Class in an Age of Crisis

Tom Vickers

Distributed for Bristol University Press

208 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 | © 2019
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781529201819 Published August 2019 For sale in North and South America only
This book responds to global tendencies toward increasingly restrictive border controls and populist movements targeting migrants for violence and exclusion. Informed by Marxist theory, it challenges standard narratives about immigration. Using Britain as a case study, Vickers examines how the current categories have been constructed and mobilized to facilitate capitalist exploitation. The book uses ideas from grassroots activism to propose alternative understandings of the relationship between borders, migration, and class that provide a basis for solidarity.
 
Review Quotes
Sandro Mezzadra, University of Bologna
“Vickers’ book brings class and class formation back in critical migration and border studies. Exploring points of division, connection, and commonality among the working class from the angle of migration this book is a timely and important theoretical and political intervention.”
Gary Craig, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
“Those wishing to shake free from the dominant hostile narrative towards immigration into the UK and elsewhere would do very well to read this – at times brilliantly unique and challenging – account. Vickers champions a bottom-up approach shaped by the perspectives of migrants themselves.”
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