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Borders and Migration

Reflections on the An/aesthetics of 21st Century Empire Borders: A Review Essay

Two new books focus upon how creeping imperialism, (re)colonization and the exportation of the modern surveillance state are central to First Worldist border regimes and their responsibility to protect privilege. Andersson and Miller both unveil how the financing of states in the Global South to act like pre-emptive border forces, through ‘keeping people sedentary’ as much as through ‘dampening extremism,’ has become central to 21st century geopolitics.

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Richard Vogt

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Borders and Migration

Reflections on the An/aesthetics of 21st Century Empire Borders: A Review Essay

Two new books focus upon how creeping imperialism, (re)colonization and the exportation of the modern surveillance state are central to First Worldist border regimes and their responsibility to protect privilege. Andersson and Miller both unveil how the financing of states in the Global South to act like pre-emptive border forces, through ‘keeping people sedentary’ as much as through ‘dampening extremism,’ has become central to 21st century geopolitics.

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Richard Vogt

Urban and Urbanization

Improvised Lives: Rhythms of Endurance in an Urban South by AbdouMaliq Simone

Simone argues that the practices for living with instability will be found in those places with an infrastructure for moving forward despite sustained marginalization. It is in these places that we can see the infrastructure for making livable spaces out of unideal and less privileged circumstances.

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Shannon Clarke

Feminist, Queer and Trans Geographies

On Infertile Ground by Jade Sasser

Grounded in political ecology and feminist studies, "On Infertile Ground" argues that populationism is growing in popularity thanks to strategic alliances with science, climate change interventions, and “social justice” concerns that appeal to young people.

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Javiera Barandiaran

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