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Borders, Asylum and Global Non-Citizenship: The Other Side of the Fence (Hardback)
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Borders, Asylum and Global Non-Citizenship: The Other Side of the Fence (Hardback)

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Hardback 257 Pages / Published: 12/06/2014
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The experience of border crossing for refugees and irregular migrants challenges global border and migration controls in multiple contexts. Using qualitative field research in Tanzania, Spain, Morocco and Australia, Heather L. Johnson asks how a global regime of migration management and control can be perceived through the dynamics of particular border spaces: refugee camps, border zones and detention centres. She explores how irregular migrants are impacted by the increasingly security-oriented practices of border control, and how they confront these practices. Johnson rejects the characterization of border spaces as exceptional, abject and exclusionary, arguing instead for an understanding of politics as everyday contestation that reveals a radical political agency, re-imagining the global non-citizen as a transgressive and powerful figure. Building on recent scholarship that rethinks irregularity and non-citizenship, her conclusions have broad implications for how we understand irregular migration from a position of dialogue and solidarity.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107061835
Number of pages: 257
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 19 mm


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'Ambitious, politically insightful, and theoretically sophisticated, this book propels Johnson to the forefront of an emergent field of research in global non-citizenship.' Vicki Squire, University of Warwick
'Built on clear thinking and extensive fieldwork, Johnson's groundbreaking book places the irregular migrant at the centre of the global migration regime in a devastating critique of dominant discourses. An instant model for graduate students and touchstone for new thinking about migration, borders and citizenship.' Mark B. Salter, University of Ottawa
'Overall, Borders, Asylum and Global Non-Citizenship: The Other Side of the Fence is an insightful and up-to-date contribution to the literature on sovereignty and migrants, particularly for students who approach the topic for the first time. The introduction of the concept of irregularity in relation to migration and state policy represents a crucial point in understanding contemporary realities.' Veronica Ferreri, Nordic Journal of Migration Research

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