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Published: 08 January 2015

312 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199370429

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Rightlessness in an Age of Rights

Hannah Arendt and the Contemporary Struggles of Migrants

Ayten Gündogdu

  • Proposes novel interpretations of the key concepts and arguments in Hannah Arendt's political thought, including her notion of "a right to have rights."
  • Offers a critical inquiry of human rights to understand contemporary problems of migrants.
  • Provides meticulously researched analyses of immigration detention, deportation, and refugee encampment.
  • Sheds light on the new rights claims made by undocumented immigrants.
  • Draws on scholarship in various fields, including political theory, human rights studies, international politics, legal theory, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, refugee and migration studies.
  • Discusses complex theoretical issues in a lucid language accessible to non-experts.

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