Navigating unfreedoms & re-imagining ethical counter-conducts: caring about refugees & asylum seekers

Sidhu, Ravinder (2016) Navigating unfreedoms & re-imagining ethical counter-conducts: caring about refugees & asylum seekers. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 1-12. doi:10.1080/00131857.2016.1225558

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Author Sidhu, Ravinder
Title Navigating unfreedoms & re-imagining ethical counter-conducts: caring about refugees & asylum seekers
Journal name Educational Philosophy and Theory   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0013-1857
1469-5812
Publication date 2016-10-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00131857.2016.1225558
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 13
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract This article uses Foucault’s concept of the care of the self to interrogate the accounts of ethical agency provided by professionals involved in the settlement of refugees, in a global and national context marked by fear of the stranger and the embrace of neoliberal political rationalities. An argument is made to ‘free the professional self’ by refusing an individualised, psychologised and dehistoricised approach in working with refugees and asylum seekers. In its place, a threefold ‘ethics of engagement’ for ‘international citizenship’ is proposed as a way forward to further professionalism and civic action. By understanding the refugee problem as an ‘integral part of North-South relations’ rather than as a ‘Third World’ problem, new possibilities are opened for an ethics of civility and an ethics of care.
Keyword Social justice
Care of the self
Refugees
Settlement
Asylum seekers
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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