Book Review: Detaining the Immigrant Other
Rich Furman, Douglas Epps and Greg Lamphear (eds), Detaining the Immigrant Other: Global and Transnational Issues (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016) 220 pages.
Author: Jenny Poon
An extraordinarily timely contribution to literature, Detaining the Immigrant Other is a rich collection of chapters on the issue of administrative, or immigration, detention – an important subject that is often neglected. An important distinction between immigration detention and detention in the criminal context is that individuals detained under administrative procedures are not afforded the safeguards available in the criminal context. The title of the book highlights the predominant narrative surrounding the criminalization and marginalization of migrants as the “the other.”
Jenny Poon, Book Review of Detaining the Immigrant Other: Global and Transnational Issues by Rich Furman, Douglas Epps and Greg Lamphear (eds) (2018) 7:1 Can J Hum Rts 133.