Sanctuary and Asylum.

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Author / Creator:Rabben, Linda, 1947-
Imprint:University of Washington Press, 2016.
Description:1 online resource.
Language:English
Series:A Capell family book
Capell family book.
Subject:Asylum, Right of -- History.
Asylum, Right of.
Refugees.
LAW -- Constitutional.
LAW -- Public.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Human Rights
Asylum, Right of.
Refugees.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11383762
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ISBN:0295999144
9780295999142
0295999128
0295999136
9780295999128
9780295999135
Digital file characteristics:data file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-318) and index.
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Summary:The practice of sanctuary--giving refuge to the threatened, vulnerable stranger--may be universal among humans. From primate populations to ancient religious traditions to the modern legal institution of asylum, anthropologist Linda Rabben explores the long history of sanctuary and analyzes modern asylum policies in North America, Europe, and elsewhere, contrasting them with the role that courageous individuals and organizations have played in offering refuge to survivors of torture, persecution, and discrimination. Rabben gives close attention to the mid-2010s refugee crisis in Europe and to Central Americans seeking asylum in the United States. This wide-ranging, timely, and carefully documented account draws on Rabben's experiences as a human rights advocate as well as her training as an anthropologist. Sanctuary and Asylum will help citizens, professionals, and policy makers take informed and compassionate action.
Other form:Print version: Rabben, Linda, 1947- Sanctuary and Asylum. University of Washington Press, 2016 9780295999128 0295999128