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This collection of essays examines the racialized and gendered effects of contemporary politics of belonging, issues which lie at the heart of contemporary political and social lives. It encompasses critical questions of identity and citizenship, inclusion and exclusion, emotional attachments, violent conflicts and local/global relationships. The range – geographically, thematically and theoretically - covered by the chapters reflects current concerns in the world today.
Chapter 8: Recognition, Respect and Rights: Refugees Living on Temporary Protection Visas (TPVs) in Australia
Recognition, Respect and Rights: Refugees Living on Temporary Protection Visas (TPVs) in Australia
Introduction: Recognition, Respect and Belonging
Government policy regarding refugees is inextricably linked to debates about citizenship and the politics of national identity with refugees vulnerable to the goodwill of the receiving country (McMaster 2002). In recent times, Australia has showed very little goodwill to refugees arriving on its shores. The policies of mandatory detention and temporary protection visas (TPVs) are based on the principle of deterrence, rather than acceptance. The focus of this chapter is on the effects that temporary protection visas have had on the resettlement experiences of refugees in Australia and what this policy means for the ...