Everyday Bordering in the Metropolis

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 31 (Main Building)
RC05 Racism, Nationalism and Ethnic Relations (host committee)

Language: English

The proposed session will examine the ways old and new technologies of territorialized, de- and re-territorialized everyday bordering are being used in metropolitan cities as ways of controlling diversity and discourses on diversity. The range of technologies span from raids on places of residence and employment, to the use of biometric means of identification, from establishing phone lines where anonymous informers can point out illegal immigrants to media campaigns. While these developments build on the securitization discourses prevalent since 9/11 and “fortress Europe”, they are also aimed at eroding citizenship entitlements to civil, political and especially social rights and individualizing metropolitan constructions of belonging. Papers from different European and non-European states will enable a comparative perspective of these discourses which is scarcely available at the moment.
Session Organizer:
Nira YUVAL-DAVIS, University of East London, United Kingdom
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Jonathan DARLING, University of Manchester, United Kingdom