Resisting Liminality: Connectedness, Belonging and Integration
Asylum seekers in Ireland are placed into a deliberate situation of liminality, essentially keeping them in a transitional, in-between phase for long periods of time and preventing them from becoming part of Irish society. Liminality is created for asylum seekers through an imposed situation of precarious stability, a form of ‘hostipitality’ (Derrida 2000), in which they wait for long and uncertain periods, belonging neither to the society they have come from, nor to the one in which they find themselves.
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