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ERIC Number: EJ1130055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Navigating Unfreedoms & Re-Imagining Ethical Counter-Conducts: Caring about Refugees & Asylum Seekers
Sidhu, Ravinder
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v49 n3 p294-305 2017
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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