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    Exclusion through Openness? A Tentative Anatomy of the Ritual of ‘Migration Debates’


    Titley, Gavan (2012) Exclusion through Openness? A Tentative Anatomy of the Ritual of ‘Migration Debates’. Collegium : Studies across Disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 11. pp. 46-69. ISSN 1796-2986

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    Abstract

    This article examines ‘migration debates’ in Europe as mediated political rituals. It argues that the consistent meta-commentary within such debates-never regarded as sufficiently ‘open’ or ‘honest’ – can be taken as a starting point for exploring the simultaneous trace and disavowal of race and racializing discourses in public debate. It examines the disjuncture between the normative expectations of democratic deliberation and decision-making present in migration debates, and the ways in which migration stands for the transformation of the political conditions on which such normative expectations depend. Under these conditions, ‘debate’ must be approached as having ritual forms of value, and these forms of value are explored in a case study of a short-lived ‘burka debate’ in Ireland in late 2011

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Exclusion; Openness; Tentative Anatomy; Migration Debates;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies
    Item ID: 4617
    Depositing User: Gavan Titley
    Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2013 15:27
    Journal or Publication Title: Collegium : Studies across Disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences
    Publisher: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
    Refereed: Yes
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