Wasted Lives: Modernity and Its Outcasts

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The production of 'human waste' - or more precisely, wasted lives, the 'superfluous' populations of migrants, refugees and otheroutcasts - is an inevitable outcome of modernization. It is anunavoidable side-effect of economic progress and the quest fororder which is characteristic of modernity. As long as large parts of the world remained wholly or partlyunaffected by modernization, they were treated by modernizingsocieties as lands that were able to absorb the excess ofpopulation in the 'developed countries'. Global ...

Wasted Lives: Modernity and Its Outcasts 2003, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780745631653

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Wasted Lives: Modernity and Its Outcasts 2003, Polity Press

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