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The U.S. Immigration Crisis: Toward an Ethics of Place

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by Miguel A. De La Torre
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The U.S. Immigration Crisis: Toward an Ethics of Place by Miguel A. De La Torre

The current immigration crisis on our southern borders is usually debated from a safe distance. Politicians create a fear of the migrant to garner votes, while academicians pontificate on the topic from the comfort of cushy armchairs. What would happen if instead the issue were explored with one's feet on the ground--what the author calls an "ethics of place"? As an organic intellectual, De La Torre writes while physically standing in solidarity with migrants who are crossing borders and the humanitarian organizations that accompany them in their journey. He painstakingly captures their stories, testimonies, and actions, which become the foundation for theological and ethical analysis. From this vantage point, the book constructs a liberative ethics based on what those disenfranchised by our current immigration policies are saying and doing in the hopes of not just raising consciousness, but also crafting possibilities for participatory praxis.

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Pages: 196
Size: 6.6 MB
Publisher: Cascade Books
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781498223706 (DRM-EPUB)

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