Logotipo librería Marcial Pons


  • ISBN: 9781509504954
  • Editorial: Polity Press
  • Lugar de la edición: Cambridge. Reino Unido
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Medidas: 23 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 240
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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Controlling national borders has once again become a key concern of contemporary states and a highly contentious issue in social and political life. But controlling borders is about much more than patrolling territorial boundaries at the edges of states: it now comprises a multitude of practices that take place at different levels, some at the edges of states and some in the local contexts of everyday life – in workplaces, in hospitals, in schools – which, taken together, construct, reproduce and contest borders and the rights and obligations associated with belonging to a nation-state.

This book is a systematic exploration of the practices and processes that now define state bordering and the role it plays in national and global governance. Based on original research, it goes well beyond traditional approaches to the study of migration and racism, showing how these processes affect all members of society, not just the marginalized others. The uncertainties arising from these processes mean that more and more people find themselves living in grey zones, excluded from any form of protection and often denied basic human rights.

Chapter 1 Introduction: Framing Bordering
Bordering: in between the political and socio-cultural
Bordering and neoliberal globalization
Everyday intersectional bordering
Outline of the book
Chapter 2 Bordering, Governance and Belonging: An Historical Overview
Pre-modern borderings
Modernity and bordering: the long eighteenth century
Bordering in the aftermath of WW1
Bordering in the aftermath of WW2
The collapse of state socialism and EU enlargement
Neoliberalism and its crises
The rise of absolutist movements
Bordering in the context of violent conflicts, neoliberal developments and ecological crisis in the Global South
Journeys towards the ‘global migration crisis’
Chapter 3 Firewall Bordering at State Managed Border Control Points
Bordering-scape 1: ‘external’ border control points: visas, airports, train station, seaports
Bordering-scape 2: firewall bordering at ‘internal’ border control point of registry offices
Bordering-scape 3: firewall bordering, ‘external’ and ‘internal’ bordering encounters experienced by Eastern European Roma and Nepali army families.
Chapter 4 Everyday Bordering, Citizenship and Belonging
Bordering-scape 4: employment
Bordering-scape 5: accommodation
Bordering scape 6: education
Chapter 5 Bordering and Grey Zones
Bordering-scape 7: The ‘Jungle’ in Calais
Bordering-scape 8: grey zones in Britain
Bordering-scape 9: post-borderland Dover
Chapter 6 Conclusion: Understanding Bordering
Bordering as central and constitutive of social processes
Bordering as a political discourse and practice of governance and belonging
Bordering as an outcome and cause of social inequalities
Bordering as a situated endeavour
Bordering and transversal political epistemology
Resisting everyday bordering


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