Conference: Contested Spaces of Citizenship

Details of a conference on ‘Contested Spaces of Citizenship’ at Durham University.

Path to the Possible

Postgraduate Conference
CONTESTED SPACES OF CITIZENSHIP
Durham University, Department of Geography
Wednesday 29 April 2015
Room W007

Keynote speaker: Professor Engin F. Isin

Space is at the core of political struggles and contestations. Brown (2010) highlights how borders and territory are, almost paradoxically, increasingly important in a globalised world. In this neoliberal era borders are apparently more detached from their geographical location (Sassen 2005; Bigo and Guild 2005), yet an increase in international migration has highlighted the violence at the borderzone (Bigo 2007). Along with the idea of a borderless world a new form of spatial management became relevant, the space of camp (Agamben 1998; Minca 2005) that is proliferating as a way of managing those who trouble the territorial order, such as the Roma (Sigona 2005), refugees and asylum-seekers (Hyndman 2000), and undocumented migrants (De Genova and Peutz 2010). At the same time, these camps also produce new forms…

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