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The Refuge and the Fortress

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In the 75th anniversary of CARA (Council for Assisting Refugee Academics), this book explores the experiences and achievements of refugee academics and their rescuers to recount Britain's past relationship with overseas victims of persecution, and as vital questions about our present-day attitudes towards immigration and asylum.

Longlisted for the Orwell Prize 2009

'This is a story of tragedy and triumph: tragedy, in the expulsion of eminent scholars from their home countries; triumph, in their rescue by CARA to achieve even greater renown in this country.' - The Right Honourable Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Senior Law Lord

'This book is an exhortation for all of us to work harder to ensure that people arriving in our country seeking asylum are treated with fairness, humanity, and in accordance with international law.' - Dr Astrid Bonfield, Chief Executive, The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund

'This is a stimulating book that should be read by all who mask the truth behind sensationalist headlines.' - Julia Pascal, The Independent

'Seabrook writes with his usual blazing honesty and absorbing detail.' Illtyd Harrington, Islington Tribune

' informative overview of official policies and attitudes towards refugees over the last century.' - Times Literary Supplement

'A challenging and illuminating read.' - Choice Magazine

' interesting and useful book which may help provide readers with new arguments against the myth of "soft-touch Britain"'. - Jo Wilding, Peace News

'Jeremy Seabrook's The Refuge and the Fortress surveys the UK's role as a place of asylum since the 1930s and provides a probing analysis of the challenges faced by scholarly refugees in the globalised 21st century...Seabrook's evocative and often chilling life histories of the society's beneficiaries provide a powerful reminder of the costs of Fortress Britain's reluctance to welcome victims of contemporary extremist regimes. The sheer waste of academic talent that ensues - for the UK and the wider world - is sobering.' - Margot Finn, Times Higher Education

'Seabrook excels in giving a voice to suffering humanity, and in this book he has done it again. [...] the book is an endlessly fascinating, heartbreaking and heartening account of the many lives touched by CARA.' - Frances Webber, Race & Class


Jeremy Seabrook and Foreword By Jon Snow


List of Illustrations Foreword Acknowledgements A Note on the Text Introduction PART I: ACADEMIC REFUGEES PART II: THEN PART III: UNTIL Eastern Europe Southern Africa West and North-Western Africa PART IV: NOW Africa The Caucusus, Iran, Central Asia and the Far East The Journey to Safety Conclusion Bibliography

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Refuge and the Fortress
Code EAN: 9780230218789
ISBN: 978-0-230-21878-9
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 259
Poids: 397g
Taille: H14mm x B235mm x T156mm
Année: 2008
Auflage: 2009