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Liquid Borders
Migration as Resistance

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ISBN 9780367696900
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Book Description

Liquid Borders provides a timely and critical analysis of the largescale migration of people across borders which has sent shockwaves through the global world order in recent years.

In this book, internationally recognized scholars and activists from a variety of fields analyze key issues related to diasporic movements, displacements, exiles, "illegal" migrants, border crossings, deportations, maritime ventures and the militarization of borders from political, economic, and cultural perspectives. Ambitious in scope, with cases stretching from the Mediterranean, to Australia, the US/Mexico border, Venezuela, and deterritorialized sectors in Colombia and Central America, the various contributions are unified around the notion of freedom of movement, and the recognition of the need to think differently about ideas of citizenship and sovereignty around the world.

Liquid Borders will be of interest to policy makers, and to researchers across the humanities, sociology, area studies, politics, international relations, geography, and of course migration and border studies.

Table of Contents

"lntroduction: Liquid Borders. Migrancy as Resistance", Mabel Moraña  MIGRATION, (TRANS) BORDERS, AND THE FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT  1. "Proliferating Borders in the Battlefield of Migration. Rethinking Freedom of Movement", Sandro Mezzadra  2. "Fugitives of the impossible life: Transborders, Migrations and Displacements", José Manuel Valenzuela Arce  LABOR, POLITICS AND THE QUESTION OF LIMITS  3. "The Transnational Migrant as Embodiment of Biocapitalism", Abril Trigo  4. "Refuge and Deportation: Notes on the Future as Property in the Border Regime", Angela Naimou  5. "At the Border of Sight: States, the Civil Contract, and Bracero Program Photos", Deborah Cohen  6. "Barbed Wire. A History of Cruelty.", Tabea Linhard  GENDER, ART, MEMORY, AND THE MIGRANT.  7. "Mobile Re-Orientations: Trans Agency and the Queering of the Italian Politics of Migrant Reception in Henrique Goldman’s Princesa", Elena Dalla Torre  8. "Resilience Beyond Cruelty: Central American Migrants Pursuing the American Dream", Ana del Sarto  9. "Border Art for a Border Ecology", Ila Sheren  10. "States of Exile: Kracauer’s (Extra)territoriality and the Poetics of Memory in Cristina Peri Rossi’s Estado de Exilio (2003)", Ignacio Infante  COLONIAL CROSSINGS / INDIGENOUS DISPLACEMENTS  11. "Early Modern Religious Displacement and Transnational Catholic Subjects", Stephanie Kirk  12. "Andean and Amazonian Displacements: Culture and the Effects of Deforestation", José Antonio Mazzotti  13. "Language of Space. Politics of Indigenous People Removal and the Ethnopolitics of Resistance. The Post-Colonial Diasporas", Stefano Varese  14. "From Genocide to Hieleras: The Never-Ending Maya Genocide", Arturo Arias  TRANSLOCALITIES IN LATIN AMERICA   15. "Bordering the Crisis. Race, Migration and Political Strategies in Anti-Populist Ecuador", Jorge Daniel Vásquez  16. "From the ‘Suffering Stranger’ to the IDP: The Emergence of a New Problem Area", Juan Ricardo Aparicio  17. "Dispossession by Militarization: Forced Disappearances and the Neoliberal ‘Drug War’ for Natural Resources in Mexico", Oswaldo Zavala  18. "Migration and the Aging Body. Elderly War Refugees in Brazil: Between Borders and Social Boundaries", Bahia Munem  GLOBAL MIGRATION / MEDITERRANEAN CROSSINGS  19. "Imperial Borders, Translocal Nations, Subaltern Cosmopolitanisms: Counterpointing Cuba and Puerto Rico from the Age of Empire to Horizons of Decolonial Trans/Americanism", Agustín Lao-Montes  20. "Europe Otherwise. Lessons from the Caribbean", Manuela Boatcǎ  21. "Visualizing the Black Mediterranean", Michelle Murray  22. "‘Belonging on Behalf of ‘Vulnerable Strangers’: Interpreting Communities-to-come", Mina Karavanta


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Mabel Moraña is Professor of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, USA, where she is the Director of the Latin American Studies Program.  She has been Director of Publications of IILI (Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana) and has edited more than 30 collective volumes and published 16 authored books.