In this short book Zygmunt Bauman analyses the origins, contours and impact of this moral panic – he dissects, in short, the present–day migration panic. He shows how politicians have exploited fears and anxieties that have become widespread, especially among those who have already lost so much – the disinherited and the poor. But he argues that the policy of mutual separation, of building walls rather than bridges, is misguided. It may bring some short–term reassurance but it is doomed to fail in the long run. We are faced with a crisis of humanity, and the only exit from this crisis is to recognize our growing interdependence as a species and to find new ways to live together in solidarity and cooperation, amidst strangers who may hold opinions and preferences different from our own.
- 1. Migration Panic and its (Mis)uses
- 2. Floating Insecurity in Search of an Anchor
- 3. On Strongmen′s (and Strongwomen′s) Trail
- 4. Together and Crowded
- 5. Troublesome, Annoying, Unwanted: Inadmissible...
- 6. Anthropological vs. Time–bound Roots of Hatred