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Europe and the Refugees: Rereading Human Rights through Hannah Arendt

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      Universitat de Barcelona; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2018.
    • Publication Date:
      2018
    • Collection:
      LCC:Women. Feminism
    • Abstract:
      In this article I use Arendt's thought to analyze the different responses to the so-called "refugee crisis" by European governments and I contrast them with the self-image that the European Union has attempted to cultivate. With this aim, I connect the issue with Arendt's concept of the "pariah" and her notion of "worldlessness". Further, I examine the limitations and perplexities that Arendt found behind the discourse of human rights and how it implies that an effective protection of the refugee can never be ensured. This is the reason why, I conclude, the refugee tends to be represented as a kind of new and contemporary barbarian.
    • File Description:
      electronic resource
    • ISSN:
      1136-5781
      2013-9470
    • Relation:
      http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/lectora/article/view/25053; https://doaj.org/toc/1136-5781; https://doaj.org/toc/2013-9470
    • Accession Number:
      10.1344/Lectora2018.24.5
    • Rights:
      Journal Licence: CC BY-NC-ND
    • Accession Number:
      edsdoj.968f5c48e53143d4b7d65020c3360396
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      EDGAR STRAEHLE. Europe and the Refugees: Rereading Human Rights through Hannah Arendt. Lectora: Revista de Dones i Textualitat, [s. l.], n. 24, p. 61–81, 2018. DOI 10.1344/Lectora2018.24.5. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.968f5c48e53143d4b7d65020c3360396&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 5 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Edgar Straehle. Europe and the Refugees: Rereading Human Rights through Hannah Arendt. Lectora: Revista de Dones i Textualitat. 2018;(24):61-81. doi:10.1344/Lectora2018.24.5
    • APA:
      Edgar Straehle. (2018). Europe and the Refugees: Rereading Human Rights through Hannah Arendt. Lectora: Revista de Dones i Textualitat, 24, 61–81. https://doi.org/10.1344/Lectora2018.24.5
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Edgar Straehle. 2018. “Europe and the Refugees: Rereading Human Rights through Hannah Arendt.” Lectora: Revista de Dones i Textualitat, no. 24 (October): 61–81. doi:10.1344/Lectora2018.24.5.
    • Harvard:
      Edgar Straehle (2018) ‘Europe and the Refugees: Rereading Human Rights through Hannah Arendt’, Lectora: Revista de Dones i Textualitat, (24), pp. 61–81. doi: 10.1344/Lectora2018.24.5.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Edgar Straehle 2018, ‘Europe and the Refugees: Rereading Human Rights through Hannah Arendt’, Lectora: Revista de Dones i Textualitat, no. 24, pp. 61–81, viewed 5 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Edgar Straehle. “Europe and the Refugees: Rereading Human Rights through Hannah Arendt.” Lectora: Revista de Dones i Textualitat, no. 24, Oct. 2018, pp. 61–81. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1344/Lectora2018.24.5.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Edgar Straehle. “Europe and the Refugees: Rereading Human Rights through Hannah Arendt.” Lectora: Revista de Dones i Textualitat, no. 24 (October 1, 2018): 61–81. doi:10.1344/Lectora2018.24.5.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Edgar Straehle. Europe and the Refugees: Rereading Human Rights through Hannah Arendt. Lectora: Revista de Dones i Textualitat [Internet]. 2018 Oct 1 [cited 2020 Dec 5];(24):61–81. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.968f5c48e53143d4b7d65020c3360396&custid=s8280428