Borderscapes: Hidden Geographies and Politics at Territory's by Prem Kumar Rajaram, Carl Grundy-Warr

By Prem Kumar Rajaram, Carl Grundy-Warr

Connecting severe problems with country sovereignty with empirical issues, Borderscapes interrogates the boundaries of political area. The essays during this quantity learn daily systems, resembling the classifying of migrants and refugees, safeguard in eu and American detention facilities, and the DNA sampling of migrants in Thailand, exhibiting the border as an ethical build wealthy with panic, chance, and patriotism.   Conceptualizing such areas as immigration detention camps and refugee camps as components of political contestation, this paintings forcefully argues that borders and migration are, finally, inextricable from questions of justice and its limits.   Contributors:  Didier Bigo, Institut d’?tudes Politiques, Paris; Karin Dean; Elspeth Guild, U of Nijmegen; Emma Haddad; Alexander Horstmann, U of M?nster; Alice M. Nah, nationwide U of Singapore; Suvendrini Perera, Curtin U of expertise, Australia; James D. Sidaway, U of Plymouth, united kingdom; Nevzat Soguk, U of Hawai‘i; Decha Tangseefa, Thammasat U, Bangkok; Mika Toyota, nationwide U of Singapore.   Prem Kumar Rajaram is assistant professor of sociology and social anthropology on the primary eu collage, Budapest, Hungary.   Carl Grundy-Warr is senior lecturer of geography on the nationwide collage of Singapore.

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On the other hand, there is a perpetual process of strategic elaboration. (Grosrichard 1980) detention of foreigners, states of exception · 9 Foucault insists that the concept of panopticon is not fully coherent: it is not only an architectural form but also a form of governmentality that includes architecture and legal texts, the penal system, prisons, the role of the bourgeoisie, and the role of social science (Foucault 1994). The panopticon is fragmented, as every dispositif is, and is not limited to the prison; and at every moment, in every place, it changes, but has its own consistency and builds specific bridges between fragments.

The trans- introduction · xxxvii formation to a politics of becoming is one based on a critique of the border as limit concept, as that which outlines the limit of the normal political and moral community. The idea is to think community in terms of irregularity and processuality, where preordained limits to action and ethics become difficult to vindicate. Nevzat Soguk ends the book with his study of how migrants practice an insurrectional democracy amid the confines of territoriality. In a bold and sweeping tour de force, Soguk finds amid territorial cosmologies and powers, often taken to be totalizing, the radical and ongoing practice of a new politic.

6 · didier bigo T H E B A N , T H E PA N , A N D T H E E X C E P T I O N The banopticon form of governmentality is different from Bentham’s Panopticon, reread by Foucault. The latter supposes that everyone in a given society is equally submitted to surveillance and control, that there exists a physical proximity between watchers and the watched, as well as an awareness of being under scrutiny (Mathiesen 1997; Haggerty and Ericson 2000). The banopticon, on the contrary, deals with the notion of exception, and the difference between surveillance for all but control of only a few.

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