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18 Challenges of Recognition, Participation, and Representation for the Legally Liminal: A Comment

  • Cecilia Menjívar
  • Susan Bibler Coutin
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Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 9)

Abstract

Following the approach to social justice taken in this book, we would like to bring attention to issues of recognition, participation, and representation as these are linked to migrants’ legality and their rights in the chapters by Petchot (17), De Vlieger (16), and Mora and Handmaker (15). These three issues are closely intertwined. In this review chapter, we start by recognizing the implications of migrants’ liminal legality, of migrants’ rights as workers, and of their right to access goods and benefits in society as key to advancing projects of equality and justice more generally. As Fraser (2007) observes, misrecognition is fundamental to inequality, particularly gender inequality.

Keywords

Access to goods and services liminal legality migrants statelessness 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cecilia Menjívar
    • 1
  • Susan Bibler Coutin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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