(De-)legitimation of migration
A critical study of social media discourses
in Refugees and the violence of welfare bureaucracies in Northern Europe

The chapter scrutinises the meaning of asylum from the perspective of social media users who may not have experienced mobility. The authors analyse the debate surrounding a decision to deport an elderly woman, which was later overturned by one of Sweden’s Migration Courts. The analysis highlights the dichotomy of inclusion/exclusion as a form of discursive violence that is exercised bottom-up, bringing new insight into an important aspect of the dehumanisation of asylum seekers and refugees.


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