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Palgrave Series in African Borderlands Studies

EurAfrican Borders and Migration Management

Political Cultures, Contested Spaces, and Ordinary Lives

Editors: Gaibazzi, Paolo, Dünnwald, Stephan, Bellagamba, Alice (Eds.)

  • Bridges the gap between African and European borderlands research through an interdisciplinary examination of the border dynamics between these continents
  • Considers the spatial dimensions of the African and European border, the actors that create the borders, and the social and existential implications of these borders on the lives of Africans
  • Presents in-depth ethnographic research as well as extensive theoretical engagement from leading borderlands scholars
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About this book

This volume traces the African ramifications of Europe’s southern border. While the Mediterranean Sea has become the main stage for the current play and tragedy between European borders and African migrants, Europe’s southern border has also been “offshored” to Africa, mainly through cooperation agreements with countries of transit and origin. By bringing into conversation case studies from different countries and disciplines, this volume seeks to open a window on the backstage of this externalization of borders. It casts light on the sites – from consulates to open seas and deserts – in which Europe’s southern border is made and unmade as an African reality, yielding what the editors call "EurAfrican borders." It further describes the multiple actors – state agents, migrants, smugglers, activists, etc. – that variously imagine, construct, cross or contest these borders, and situates their encounters within the history of uneven exchanges between Africa and Europe.  

About the authors

Paolo Gaibazzi is a Social Anthropologist and Research Fellow at the Centre for Modern Oriental Studies (ZMO) in Berlin, Germany. He is the author of Bush Bound: Young Men and Rural Permanence in Migrant West Africa (2015).

Alice Bellagamba teaches Political Anthropology and African Studies at the University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy. Together with Sandra Greene and Martin Klein, she has edited African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade, Vol. I and Vol. II (2013 and 2016) and The Bitter Legacy: African Slavery Past and Present (2013).

Stephan Dünnwald works at the Bavarian Refugee Council, Munich, Germany. He has conducted research on refugees, migrants and border regimes in Central and Southeastern Europe (Kosovo) as well as in West Africa (Mali, Mauritania, Cape Verde). Dünnwald is on the editorial boards of Hinterland-Magazin and Movements: Journal of Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies.


Buy this book

eBook 107,09 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-94972-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 135,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-94971-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
EurAfrican Borders and Migration Management
Book Subtitle
Political Cultures, Contested Spaces, and Ordinary Lives
Editors
  • Paolo Gaibazzi
  • Stephan Dünnwald
  • Alice Bellagamba
Series Title
Palgrave Series in African Borderlands Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-94972-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-94972-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-94971-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 302
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 illustrations in colour
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