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The Deportation Regime: Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of Movement
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 labor subordination resulting from deportability, the threat of forced removal. They explore practices and experiences of ...more
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Published January 1st 2009 by Duke University Press
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Excellent comparative volume that looks at the mechanics of deportation across the world. Some chapters are more critical than others but generally very informative and the editors make a point of showing how deportation is constitutive of modern citizenship and state sovereignty.
From the double-barrelled introduction and onward into the volume's depths, this book is a vociferous attempt to carve out concepts from the as-yet nascent deportation studies --- and it greatly succeeds. A couple of reprinted essays rounds out a collection of new work, and methodologies range from full theoretical assemblages to qualitative ethnography, but not much statistics or quantitative work (reflecting the authors' shared suspicion of the nation-state container). Great stuff here!
Nicholas De Genova has taught anthropology, migration studies, and Latino studies at Columbia University, Stanford University, and the University of Bern, and has held research positions at the University of Warwick and the University of Amsterdam. He is the author of Working the Boundaries: Race, Space, and “Illegality” in Mexican Chicago and the editor of Racial Transformations: Latinos and Asia ...moreMore about Nicholas De Genova...
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