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Everyday Violence at the EU’s External Borders
Games and Push-backs

  • Available for pre-order on June 9, 2023. Item will ship after June 30, 2023
ISBN 9781032312118
June 30, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
144 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Combining conflict studies and feminist perspectives on everyday violence, this book analyses games and push-backs, which are vectors to migrants' border crossing attempts and violence that aims to deter their journeys at the Bosnian-Croatian border. It questions how these diverse forms of violence are experienced, not treating violence as singular episodes but rather paying attention to how migrants make meaning of it across months and years. The author examines direct violence and its symbiosis with structural harms and questions how these turn into an everyday, concrete, and intimate processes at the border. She also questions who this violence targets, where it takes place, and asks whether and how the dominant assumptions about race and gender impact men's migration journeys. The book will appeal to scholars and postgraduate students interested in issues of migration, violence, masculinities, racialization, the European Union’s border governance, and scholar activism.

Table of Contents


 2.Imagining the Balkan Route

 3.Race, gender and border violence

 4.Push and Back

 5.The everyday matters

 6.The game not over


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Karolína Augustová is a lecturer in International Relations and Sociology at Northumbria University. Her ethnographic research examines the European Union's migration externalisation in (post-)conflict zones, border violence, and human smuggling, which has been published in Geopolitics, Antipode, Trends in Organised Crime among other journals.