Looking to London
Stories of War, Escape and Asylum
Cynthia Cockburn brings her lively and lucid style to a world in which hatred is being countered by compassion, at a moment when the nationalist, anti-immigrant sentiment expressed in Brexit is being challenged by a warm-hearted 'refugees welcome' movement bringing community activists into partnership with London borough councils for the reception and rehoming of victims of war.
This book is essential reading for all who want to think more deeply about the meaning of asylum.
Cynthia Cockburn is an Honorary Professor at the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, University of Warwick, and City University London. A researcher and writer in the field of gender, war and peacemaking, she is active in the international women's peace movement. Her most recent books are Antimilitarism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), From Where We Stand (Zed Books, 2007) and Looking to London (Pluto, 2017).
1. London: Magnet for Migrants
2. From South-East Turkey to North-East London: Kurds in Hackney
3. From the Horn of Africa to the Isle of Dogs: Somalis in Tower Hamlets
4. Home for Whom? Tamils in Hounslow and Home Office Detention
5. The Sudans' Divided People Come To Camden
6. Syrian War, Migration Crisis and 'Refugees Welcome' in Lambeth
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