The New (Ab)Normal at Borders II - Containment

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Political Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Studio 4, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Reece Jones, Corey Johnson
Chairs: Reece Jones


The events of the past year demonstrated that the world entered a new period of flux and uncertainty at borders. While scholars have noted the expansion of walls, security infrastructure, migrant detention, and militarized enforcement for a decade or more, in 2017 actions that would have been unthinkable even a few years ago became the new normal. The papers in this session document and analyze the new (ab)normal at borders by considering these questions: What are the strategies and tactics the state, and non-state actors, use to prevent the movement of people? Where are the locations they are put into place? What impact do they have on people on the move and people who live in the ever widening borderlands? What do these changes tell us theoretically about borders, sovereignty, mobility and the state?


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Deirdre Conlon*, University of Leeds, Carceral Interstices: Legitimacy on the Move 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Glenda Garelli*, DePaul University, Martina Tazzioli, Swansea, Governing Migration Through Containment. Rethinking migration containment beyond detention and exclusion 20 3:40 PM
Presenter Bostjan Rogelj*, University of Ljubljana, “Free to Leave:” Consequences of asylum policy in Slovenia in the face of European Union Obligation 20 4:00 PM
Presenter Borjana Lubura*, University of Hawaii At Manoa Geography Department - HONOLULU, HI, Stranded in Serbia: Documenting the Lives of People Caught by the Closure of the Balkan Migration Route 20 4:20 PM
Presenter Dina Krichker*, , Border violence in the urban space of Melilla 20 4:40 PM

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