Women's Immigration Detention in Greece: Gender, Control, and Capacity

Forthcoming in Maria Joao Guia, Robert Koulish, Valsamis Mitislegas (Eds.). (2014). Immigration Detention, Risk and Human Rights. Springer

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 81/2013

Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship Research Paper No. 2297440

23 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2013

See all articles by Mary Bosworth

Mary Bosworth

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law; University of Oxford - Border Criminologies

Sharon Pickering

University of Oxford - Border Criminologies; Monash University - Faculty of Arts

Andriani Fili

University of Oxford; Monash University - Faculty of Law; University of Oxford - Border Criminologies

Date Written: July 1, 2013

Abstract

In this article we draw on fieldwork conducted in Athen’s Central Holding Centre for immigrants, Petrou Ralli, in 2012. Using testimonies from detainees and the staff who work with them we unveil the human impact of policies being implemented in response to transnational pressures from Brussels and to more local problems. What are women’s needs in detention? How do those who work in the detention centre view the women they lock up? What obstacles do detainees face, as women? How do they interpret their experiences? We also contribute to an emerging feminist body of literature in criminology concerned with the relationship between gender and border control.

Keywords: Greece, immigration detention, gender, ethnography

Suggested Citation

Bosworth, Mary and Pickering, Sharon and Fili, Andriani, Women's Immigration Detention in Greece: Gender, Control, and Capacity (July 1, 2013). Forthcoming in Maria Joao Guia, Robert Koulish, Valsamis Mitislegas (Eds.). (2014). Immigration Detention, Risk and Human Rights. Springer; Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 81/2013; Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship Research Paper No. 2297440. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2297440 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2297440

Mary Bosworth (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law ( email )

University of Oxford - Border Criminologies ( email )

Manor Road Building
Manor Rd
Oxford, OX1 3UQ
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Sharon Pickering

University of Oxford - Border Criminologies ( email )

Manor Road Building
Manor Rd
Oxford, OX1 3UQ
United Kingdom

Monash University - Faculty of Arts ( email )

Clayton Victoria, 3800
Australia

Andriani Fili

University of Oxford ( email )

Mansfield Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AU
United Kingdom

Monash University - Faculty of Law ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3800
Australia

University of Oxford - Border Criminologies ( email )

Manor Road Building
Manor Rd
Oxford, OX1 3UQ
United Kingdom

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