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Borderscapes hidden geographies and politics at territory`s edge - Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press 2007 - xl,330p. ill., map 23 cm. - Borderlines v. 29 .

Chiefly papers from a conference on security and migration held in Chiang Rai, Thailand, in December 2004.

Includes bibliographica references and index.

Introduction / Prem Kumar Rajaram and Carl Grundy-Warr -- Knowledge, power, surveillance -- Detention of foreigners, states of exception, and the social practices of control of the banopticon / Didier Bigo -- Struggling with (il)legality: the indeterminate functioning of Malaysia's borders for asylum seekers, refugees, and stateless persons / Alice M. Nah -- The foreigner in the security continuum: judicial resistance in the United Kingdom / Elspeth Guild -- Ambivalent categories: hill tribes and illegal migrants in Thailand / Mika Toyota -- Borderpanic: representing migrants and borders -- Danger happens at the border / Emma Haddad -- Violence, subversion, and creativity in the Thai-Malaysian borderland / Alexander Horstmann -- Rethinking borderscapes: mapping hidden geographies -- The poetry of boundaries / James D. Sidaway -- The sites of the Sino-Burmese and Thai-Burmese boundaries: transpositions between the conceptual and life worlds / Karin Dean -- A Pacific zone? (In)security, sovereignty, and stories of the Pacific borderscape / Suvendrini Perera -- Rethinking borderscapes: the new political -- "Temporary shelter areas" and the paradox of perceptibility: imperceptible naked-Karens in the Thai-Burmese border zones / Decha Tangseefa -- Locating political space through time: asylum and excision in Australia / Prem Kumar Rajaram -- Border's capture: insurrectional politics, border-crossing humans, and the new political / Nevzat Soguk -- Contributors -- Index.



Illegal aliens--Congresses.
Emigration and immigration--Congresses.
Border patrols--Congresses.

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