Spousal Visa Law and Structural Violence: fear, anxiety, and terror of the everyday

Innes, Alexandria and Steele, Brent (2015) Spousal Visa Law and Structural Violence: fear, anxiety, and terror of the everyday. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 8 (3). pp. 401-415. ISSN 1753-9153

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Abstract

Attending to mundane bureaucratic politics can highlight forms of everyday structural violence. This article draws attention to the spousal visa law in the UK. On the surface, this law does violence to family life, forcing indefinite separation. However, this law is also symbolic of some of the main structural violence in society that cross-cut gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic class, age, education level and profession, thus making tangible some of the intangible borders in society. Through the vehicle of this law we will consider how structural violence can operate as an everyday terror, disrupting the boundaries of public and private life.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: everyday,structural violence,anxiety,fear,gender,race,class,immigration
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2015 07:11
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 14:36
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/55766
DOI: 10.1080/17539153.2015.1081755

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