Borderities and the Politics of Contemporary Mobile Borders

Author:   Anne-Laure Amilhat-Szary ,  Frederic Giraut ,  Michael Scriven
Publisher:   Palgrave Macmillan
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9781137468840


Pages:   308
Publication Date:   28 May 2015
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This book explores the emerging forms and functions of contemporary mobile borders. It deals with issues of security, technology, migration and cooperation while addressing the epistemological and political questions that they raise. The 'borderities' approach illuminates the question of how borders can be the site of both power and counter-power.

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Author:   Anne-Laure Amilhat-Szary ,  Frederic Giraut ,  Michael Scriven
Publisher:   Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint:   Palgrave Macmillan
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   5.072kg
ISBN:  

9781137468840


ISBN 10:   113746884
Pages:   308
Publication Date:   28 May 2015
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

1. Borderities: The Politics Of Contemporary Mobile Borders; Anne-Laure Amilhat-Szary and Frederic Giraut PART I: CONTROLLING MOBILITY THE NORMATIVE POWER OF BORDERITIES 2. Bordering Capabilities Versus Borders: Implications For National Borders; Saskia Sassen 3. Nations Outside Their Borders: How Extraterritorial Concessions Reinforce Sovereignty; Michael J. Strauss 4. The Politics Of Eco-Frontiers: When Environmentality Meets Borderities; Sylvain Guyot 5. The Border In The Pocket: Passport As A Boundary Object; Jouni Hakli 6. Controlling Mobility: Embodying Borders; Gabriel Popescu PART II: BIOPOLITICS. INCARNATING THE MOBILE BORDER 7. Mobile And Fatal: The EU Borders; Nicolas Lambert and Olivier Clochard 8. Mobile Euro/African Borderscapes: Migrant Communities And Shifting Urban Margins; Chiara Brambilla 9. Ethnographic Notes On 'Camp' - Centrifugality And Liminality On The Rainforest Frontier; Thomas Hendricks 10. Smuggling: Power Networks, Moral Geographies And Norm Enforcement At Work At Southern Cone Borders; Adriana Dorfman PART III: DISPOSITIFS. INTERPRETING COMPLEX AND MOBILE BORDERS 11. Rethinking Borders In A Mobile World: An Alternative Model; Olivier Walther and Denis Retaille 12. Mapping Mobile Borders. Critical Cartographies Of Borders Based On Migration Experiences.; Sarah Mekdjian 13. Tangier, Mobile City: Re-Making Borders In The Straits Of Gibraltar; Luiza Bialasiewicz 14. Territorial And Non-Territorial: The Mobile Borders Of Migration Controls; Paolo Cuttitta Epilogue 15. Alternative Ways Of Mapping The Wound Or Symbolic Borderities; Ariane Littman

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The book is a valuable contribution to border studies, not in the least because it offers useful insights for understanding contemporary border regimes at a time when we cannot afford the luxury of ignoring them. Thus, for border scholars it offers a neologism and plenty of food for thought whereas for those not familiar with border studies it may work as a kind of eye-opener challenging deeply embedded perceptions about borders. (Jaume Castan Pinos, Journal of Borderlands Studies, September, 2016) Borderities and the Politics of Contemporary Mobile Borders is a cohesive collection that contributes to ongoing debates over the nature of borders and their relation to sovereignty, territory and spatial politics. ... it should be well received by students as well as fellow researchers. ... what it offers is an insightful series of orientation points to the complexity, contingency and human cost of constructing and maintaining the lines, processes and practices that divide populations the world over. (Jonathan Darling, Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 40 (5), 2016)


'Through this important collaborative intervention, Amilhat Szary and Giraut, at long last, bring the promise of the widely heralded 'spatial turn' to border studies. Breaking through the by-now tedious incantation that borders have not disappeared as a result of globalization and 'are still with us', the contributors to this exciting volume move the discipline's goalposts by articulating a powerfully normative political project for border studies, one that is critically attuned to the geometries of power and their effects in every act of de/re-bordering. Unafraid of critical social theory, demonstrating a cutting-edge spatial sensibility and alive to both the epistemological and governmental stakes of borders-on-the-move (ie, 'borderities'), the volume reveals an international palette of established border scholarship at the top of its game, including an up-and-coming generation of voices eager to make their mark on the field. Their work will challenge us to expand the future horizon of border studies in richly unanticipated directions.'- Olivier Thomas Kramsch, Radboud University, The Netherlands 'Border Studies passed in two decades from marginal specialty to central interdisciplinary field and problematic: it is now a crowded intellectual public space Nevertheless, by creating a new concept, borderities, which at the same time subverts and generalizes the old 'juridical-territorial' notion, the authors of this book brilliantly succeed in transforming it, decisively 'mobilizing' the spatial, political, demographic and esthetic dimensions of a phenomene social total [comprehensive/total social phenomenon] that is an institution, an instrument of power and a lived experience, but also, quite often, a wound.' - Etienne Balibar, author of Equaliberty (2014), Columbia University, New York, USA 'Anyone who is interested in the workings of borders in a globalized world should read this book. With the remarkable concept of 'borderity,' this book goes beyond circular definitions of the state, territory, and borders in which each of these terms seems to call forth the others to instead usher in a new socio-spatial understanding of the border equal to our challenging times.' - Anna Secor, University of Kentucky, USA 'Fueled by discontent with the 'tautological binding of territory, state and border,' these authors respond boldly to calls for new border theories. Their creative collection offers thought-provoking and visually-stimulating ideas on the separation of border controls from locations. These are new insights in border studies, a field that is old, but ever-changing.' - Alison Mountz, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada


The book is a valuable contribution to border studies, not in the least because it offers useful insights for understanding contemporary border regimes at a time when we cannot afford the luxury of ignoring them. Thus, for border scholars it offers a neologism and plenty of food for thought whereas for those not familiar with border studies it may work as a kind of eye-opener challenging deeply embedded perceptions about borders. (Jaume Castan Pinos, Journal of Borderlands Studies, September, 2016) Borderities and the Politics of Contemporary Mobile Borders is a cohesive collection that contributes to ongoing debates over the nature of borders and their relation to sovereignty, territory and spatial politics. ... it should be well received by students as well as fellow researchers. ... what it offers is an insightful series of orientation points to the complexity, contingency and human cost of constructing and maintaining the lines, processes and practices that divide populations the world over. (Jonathan Darling, Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 40 (5), 2016)


'Through this important collaborative intervention, Amilhat Szary and Giraut, at long last, bring the promise of the widely heralded 'spatial turn' to border studies. Breaking through the by-now tedious incantation that borders have not disappeared as a result of globalization and 'are still with us', the contributors to this exciting volume move the discipline's goalposts by articulating a powerfully normative political project for border studies, one that is critically attuned to the geometries of power and their effects in every act of de/re-bordering. Unafraid of critical social theory, demonstrating a cutting-edge spatial sensibility and alive to both the epistemological and governmental stakes of borders-on-the-move (ie, 'borderities'), the volume reveals an international palette of established border scholarship at the top of its game, including an up-and-coming generation of voices eager to make their mark on the field. Their work will challenge us to expand the future horizon of border studies in richly unanticipated directions.'- Olivier Thomas Kramsch, Radboud University, The Netherlands 'Border Studies passed in two decades from marginal specialty to central interdisciplinary field and problematic: it is now a crowded intellectual public space... Nevertheless, by creating a new concept, borderities, which at the same time subverts and generalizes the old 'juridical-territorial' notion, the authors of this book brilliantly succeed in transforming it, decisively 'mobilizing' the spatial, political, demographic and esthetic dimensions of a phenomene social total [comprehensive/total social phenomenon] that is an institution, an instrument of power and a lived experience, but also, quite often, a wound.' - Etienne Balibar, author of Equaliberty (2014), Columbia University, New York, USA 'Anyone who is interested in the workings of borders in a globalized world should read this book. With the remarkable concept of 'borderity,' this book goes beyond circular definitions of the state, territory, and borders - in which each of these terms seems to call forth the others - to instead usher in a new socio-spatial understanding of the border equal to our challenging times.' - Anna Secor, University of Kentucky, USA 'Fueled by discontent with the 'tautological binding of territory, state and border,' these authors respond boldly to calls for new border theories. Their creative collection offers thought-provoking and visually-stimulating ideas on the separation of border controls from locations. These are new insights in border studies, a field that is old, but ever-changing.' - Alison Mountz, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada


Author Information

Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, USA. Michael Strauss, Centre d'etudes diplomatiques et strategiques, France. Sylvain Guyot, University of Limoges, France. Jouni Hakli, University of Tampere, Finland. Gabriel Popescu, Indiana University South Bend, USA. Nicolas Lambert, CNRS - UMR 7301. Olivier Clochard, MIGRINTER, France. Chiara Brambilla, Universita di Bergamo, Italy. Thomas Hendriks, KU Leuven University, Belgium. Adriana Dorfman, Universidad Federal de Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Olivier Walther, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. Denis Retaille, Universite de Bordeaux, France. Sarah Mekdjian, Universite de Grenoble-Alpes, France. Luiza Bialasiewicz, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Paolo Cuttitta, VU University Amsterdam. Ariane Littman, Visual Artist, Israel.

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