Deportation Regime Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of Movement

ISBN-10: 0822345765
ISBN-13: 9780822345763
Edition: 2010
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List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 4/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

This important collection examines deportation as an increasingly global mechanism of state control. Anthropologists, historians, legal scholars, and sociologists consider not only the physical expulsion of noncitizens, but also the social discipline and labour subordination resulting from deportability, the threat of forced removal. They explore practices and experiences of deportation in regional and national settings from the U.S.-Mexico border to Israel, and from Somalia to Switzerland. They also address broader questions, including the ontological significance of freedom of movement; the historical antecedents of deportation, such as banishment and exile; and the development, entrenchment, and consequences of organizing sovereign power and framing individual rights by territory. Whether investigating the power that individual and corporate sponsors have over the fate of foreign labourers in Bahrain, the implications of Germany's temporary suspension of deportation orders for pregnant and ill migrants, or the significance of the detention camp, the contributors reveal how deportation reflects and reproduces notions about public health, racial purity, and class privilege. They also provide insight into how deportation and deportability are experienced by individuals, including Arabs, South Asians, and Muslims in the United States. One contributor looks at asylum claims in light of an unusual anti-deportation campaign mounted by Algerian refugees in Montreal; others analyze the European Union as an entity specifically dedicated to governing mobility inside and across its official borders. Addressing urgent issues related to human rights, international migration, and the extensive security measures implemented by nation-states since September 11, 2001,The Deportation Regimeis a call for more attention to the sociopolitical logic and far-reaching effects of deportation, and to the way it is increasingly seen as a natural response by nation-states to the presence of unauthorized foreign migrants. Contributors: Rutvica Andrijasevic, Aashti Bhartia, Heide Castantilde;eda, Galina Cornelisse, Susan Bibler, Coutin, Nicholas De Genova, Andrew M. Gardner, Josiah Heyman, Serhat Karakayali, Sunaina Marr Maira, Guillermina Gina Nuntilde;ez, Peter Nyers, Nathalie Peutz, Enrica Rigo, Victor Talavera, William Walters, Hans-Rudolf Wicker, Sarah S. Willen

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Theoretical Overview
The Deportation Regime: Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of Movement
Sovereignty and Space
Deportation, Expulsion, and the International Police of Aliens
Immigration Detention and the Territoriality of Universal Rights
Mapping the European Space of Circulation
Spaces of Deportability
From Exception to Excess: Detention and Deportations across the Mediterranean Space
Deportation in the US.-Mexico Borderlands: Anticipation, Experience, and Memory
Engulfed: Indian Guest Workers, Bahraini Citizens, and the Structural Violence of the Kafala System
Deportation at the Limits of “Tolerance”: The Juridical, Institutional, and Social Construction of “Illegality” in Switzerland
Deportation Deferred: “Illegality, ” Visibility, and Recognition in Contemporary Germany
Citizens, “Real” Others, and “Other” Others: The Biopolitics of Otherness and the Deportation of Unauthorized Migrant Workers from Tel Aviv, Israel
Radical Deportation: Alien Tales from Lodi and San Francisco
Forced Movement
Fictions of Law: The Trial of Sulaiman Oladokun, or Reading Kafka in an Immigration Court
Exiled by Law: Deportation and the Inviability of Life
“Criminal Alien” Deportees in Somaliland: An Ethnography of Removal
Freedom
Abject Cosmopolitanism: The Politics of Protection in the Anti-Deportation Movement
References
Contributors
Index

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