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  • Acknowledgments  vii
    Introduction. The Borders of "Europe" and the European Question / Nicholas De Genova  1
    1. "The Secret Is to Look Good on Paper": Appropriating Mobility within and against a Machine of Illegalization / Stephan Scheel  37
    2. Rescued and Caught: On the Humanitarian-Security Nexus at Europe's Frontiers / Ruben Andersson  64
    3. Liquid Traces: Investigating Deaths of Migrants at the EU's Maritime Frontier / Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani  95
    4. The Mediterranean Question: Europe and Its Predicament in the Southern Perpheries / Laia Soto Bermant  120
    5. Europe Confronted by Its Expelled Migrants: The Politics of Expelled Migrants' Associations in Africa / Clara Lecadet  141
    6. Choucha beyond the Camp: Challenging the Border of Migration Studies / Glenda Garelli and Martina Tazzioli  165
    7. "Europe" from "Here": Syrian Migrants/Refugees in Istanbul and Imagined Migrations into and within "Europe" / Souad Osseiran  185
    8. Excessive Migration, Excessive Governance: Border Entanglements in Greek EU-rope / Maurice Stierl  210
    9. Dubliners: Unthinking Displacement, Illegality and Refugeeness within Europe's Geographies of Asylum / Fiorenza Picozza  233
    10. The "Gran Ghettò: Migrant Labor and Militant Research in Southern Italy / Evelina Gambino  255
    11. "We Want to Hear from You": Reporting as Bordering in the Political Space of Europe / Dace Dzenovska  283
    References  299
    Contributors  341
    Index  345
  • Laia Soto Bermant

    Ruben Andersson

    Dace Dzenovska

    Evelina Gambino

    Glenda Garelli

    Charles Heller

    Clara Lecadet

    Souad Osseiran

    Lorenzo Pezzani

    Fiorenza Picozza

    Stephan Scheel

    Maurice Stierl

    Martina Tazzioli

  • “Developing an original and innovative approach to the study of migration to Europe, this volume promises to be a key text in the fields of refugee and migration studies, border studies, European studies, as well as studies of technology and governmentality. A brilliant and timely book.” — Yael Navaro, author of, The Make-Believe Space: Affective Geography in a Postwar Polity

    "This compelling, illuminating book puts matters of migration and borders at the center of debates regarding what (and where) Europe is and should be, while raising powerful questions on associated issues of race and the colonial-like relations that scar the contemporary world. Myriad forms of violence, particularly the growing global death toll among illegalized people ‘on the move’—with Europe at its grisly epicenter—make The Borders of "Europe" necessary and timely. In deeply interrogating mobility, increasing state efforts to exclude those officially deemed as unwanted, and the refusal of so many to submit to them, the volume speaks to matters and an audience far beyond Europe. This is a book of truly global importance." — Joseph Nevins, author of, Operation Gatekeeper and Beyond: The War on “Illegals” and the Remaking of the U.S.-Mexico Boundary

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    In recent years the borders of Europe have been perceived as being besieged by a staggering refugee and migration crisis. The contributors to The Borders of "Europe" see this crisis less as an incursion into Europe by external conflicts than as the result of migrants exercising their freedom of movement. Addressing the new technologies and technical forms European states use to curb, control, and constrain what contributors to the volume call the autonomy of migration, this book shows how the continent's amorphous borders present a premier site for the enactment and disputation of the very idea of Europe. They also outline how from Istanbul to London, Sweden to Mali, and Tunisia to Latvia, migrants are finding ways to subvert visa policies and asylum procedures while negotiating increasingly militarized and surveilled borders. Situating the migration crisis within a global frame and attending to migrant and refugee supporters as well as those who stoke nativist fears, this timely volume demonstrates how the enforcement of Europe’s borders is an important element of the worldwide regulation of human mobility.

    Contributors. Ruben Andersson, Nicholas De Genova, Dace Dzenovska, Evelina Gambino, Glenda Garelli, Charles Heller, Clara Lecadet, Souad Osseiran, Lorenzo Pezzani, Fiorenza Picozza, Stephan Scheel, Maurice Stierl, Laia Soto Bermant, Martina Tazzioli

    About The Author(s)

    Nicholas De Genova is the author of Working the Boundaries: Race, Space, and "Illegality" in Mexican Chicago, coeditor of The Deportation Regime: Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of Movement, and editor of Racial Transformations: Latinos and Asians Remaking the United States, all also published by Duke University Press.
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