Borderities and the Politics of Contemporary Mobile Borders

Authors: Amilhat-Szary, A., Giraut, F.

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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.

About the authors

Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, USA. Michael Strauss, Centre d'études diplomatiques et stratégiques, France. Sylvain Guyot, University of Limoges, France. Jouni Häkli, 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 Retaillé, Université de Bordeaux, France. Sarah Mekdjian, Université 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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'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 phénomène 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


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Borderities: The Politics of Contemporary Mobile Borders

    Szary, Anne-Laure Amilhat (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Bordering Capabilities versus Borders: Implications for National Borders

    Sassen, Saskia

    Pages 23-52

  • Nations Outside Their Borders: How Extraterritorial Concessions Reinforce Sovereignty

    Strauss, Michael J.

    Pages 53-67

  • The Politics of Eco-frontiers: When Environmentality Meets Borderities

    Guyot, Sylvain

    Pages 68-84

  • The Border in the Pocket: The Passport as a Boundary Object

    Häkli, Jouni

    Pages 85-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Borderities and the Politics of Contemporary Mobile Borders
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46885-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137468857
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46884-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50033-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 308
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