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Compassion-capitalists and cynical humanism: a new play unmasks compassion as a feeling in danger of ending at the Mediterranean Sea

Their names are programmatic: ‘Convoy of Hope’, ‘Heal Africa’, or, as in this play, ‘Teachers in Conflict’. Ursina Lardi plays one of the latter in Milo Rau’s new play Compassion. The History of the machine Gun (Mitleid. Die Geschichte des … Continue reading

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Death in the Mediterranean and the representation of Eritrea: looking beyond manufactured narratives of oppression

In the days following one of the latest incidents of death in the Mediterranean on 19 April 2015 that saw more than 800 refugees and migrants drown, articles about Eritrea have appeared almost daily in some of the major British … Continue reading

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Premeditated murder – the manufacturing of death by EU asylum and migration politics

This post was first published as a Manchester Policy Blog (in a slightly amended form), see http://blog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/posts/2015/04/the-manufacturing-of-death-by-eu-asylum-and-migration-politics/ It has become a defining feature of European asylum and migration policy in recent years: boats full to bursting with desperate people trying … Continue reading

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