Everyday bordering, healthcare and the politics of belonging in contemporary Britain

Cassidy, Kathryn (2018) Everyday bordering, healthcare and the politics of belonging in contemporary Britain. In: Borderless worlds – for whom? Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, Oxon. ISBN 9780815360025

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At the same time as processes of globalisation were being operationalized to support claims surrounding the emergence of a ‘borderless world’, we have also seen the emergence of counter-narratives highlighting the proliferation of borders. In Britain and elsewhere de- and re-bordering processes involve the territorial displacement and relocation of borders, border controls and ‘borderwork’, which is increasingly being carried out by individual citizens. The UK 2014 and 2016 Immigration Acts expanded and potentially criminalized failures in border-guarding as well as unsanctioned border-crossing. In this chapter, I explore the differential ethical and moral positionings surrounding the incorporation and contestation of this ‘borderwork’ within Britain’s National Health Service – often seen as unique in that it is founded upon principles of being free at the point of delivery and access is dependent upon clinical need not ability to pay. The chapter draws upon analysis of political and popular discourse, as well as narratives of the experiences of migrants and workers in the healthcare sector.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: Kathryn Cassidy
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 13:05
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2019 12:46
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33624

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