Border As Method, or, the Multiplication of Labor

ISBN-10: 0822355035
ISBN-13: 9780822355038
Edition: 2013
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 8/7/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Far from creating a borderless world, contemporary globalization has generated a proliferation of borders. In Border as Method, Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Neilson chart this proliferation, investigating its implications for migratory movements, capitalist transformations, and political life. They explore the atmospheric violence that surrounds borderlands and border struggles across various geographical scales, illustrating their theoretical arguments with illuminating case studies drawn from Europe, Asia, the Pacific, the Americas, and elsewhere. Mezzadra and Neilson approach the border not only as a research object but also as an epistemic framework. Their use of the border as method enables new perspectives on the crisis and transformations of the nation-state, as well as powerful reassessments of political concepts such as citizenship and sovereignty.

Sandro Mezzadra teaches in the Department of Political Science in the University of Bologna.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Proliferation of Borders
The World Seen from a Cab
What Is a Border?
In the Borderscape
Border as Method
Containing Labor Power
Fabrica Mundi
Shadow Lines
The Primitive Accumulation of Modern Cartography
The Pattern of the World
The Trained Gorilla and the Holy Cow
Continential Drift
Frontiers of Capital
The Heterogeneity of Global Space
Modern Capitalism and the World Market
Genealogy of the International Division of Labor
Transitions of Capitalism
The Multiplication of Labor
Figures of Labor
Workers of the World
Taking Care
Financial Traders
Chains That Bind, Chains That Link
Whose Unity?
In the Space of Temporal Borders
From the Tea Shop to the Bench
The Race for Talent
Detention and Deportability
Internal Borders
Differential Inclusion
The Sovereign Machine of Governmentality
Tough but Humane
Governing the Border
Regime Conflicts
Assemblages of Power
The Sovereign Machine of Governmentality
Zones, Corridors, and Postdevelopmental Geographies
Corridors and Channels
In the Frame
Last Train Home?
Between Cognizant and Infinity
Borderzones
Producing Subjects
Stakhanov and Us
The Subjects of Politics
Labor/Power
Border Struggles
The Labor of Translation
Translating the Common
Whose Method?
Articulation, Translation, Universality
Bordering the Common
Cooperative, Community Economies, and Spaces of the Common
In Struggle for the Common
References
Index

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