Refugees, Capitalism and the British State: Implications for Social Workers, Volunteers and Activists

Refugees, Capitalism and the British State: Implications for Social Workers, Volunteers and Activists by Tom Vickers

Title: Refugees, Capitalism and the British State: Implications for Social Workers, Volunteers and Activists
Author: Tom Vickers
ISBN10: 1409441520
ISBN13: 978-1409441526
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (August 17, 2012)
Language: English
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Size PDF: 1402 kb
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Rating: 4.9/5
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Pages: 222 pages
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Refugees, Capitalism and the British State: Implications for Social Workers, Volunteers and Activists by Tom Vickers


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Today, in a period of economic crisis, public sector cuts and escalating class struggle, Marxism offers important tools for social workers and service users to understand the structures of oppression they face and devise effective means of resistance. This book uses Marxism's lost insights and reinterprets them in the current context by focussing on one particular section of the international working class - refugees and asylum seekers in Britain. Vickers' analysis demonstrates the general utility of a Marxist approach, enabling an exploration of the interplay between state policies, how these are experienced by their subjects, and how conflicts are mediated. The substantive focus of the book is twofold: to analyse the material basis of the oppression of refugees in Britain by the British state; and to examine the means by which the British state has 'managed' this oppression through the cultivation of a 'refugee relations industry', within a broader narrative of 'social capital building'. These questions demand answers if social workers and other practitioners are to successfully work with refugees and asylum seekers, and this book provides these through a detailed Marxist analysis.