Towards Emotion

The disembodied migrant is typically regarded as hiding suspect emotions. In contrast, the citizen is an emotional subject in their responses to migrants – fear, anger and hostility, but also pity and compassion. Immigration is regularly typified as exciting ‘heated’ debate, yet the relation between the study of emotion and of immigration has been underdeveloped, both in relation to the emotions of the migrant, and the emotions of the enforcer of immigration controls.

‘Towards Emotion’ includes submisions on: sexuality and migration, men in detention and devotion.