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9. December 2022

Interrogating politics of mobility from an intersectional perspective

Paula Medina-García

As ontological or theoretical insight, methodological approach, analytical perspective, ethical standpoint and political praxis, intersectionality has shed light on how the entanglements of different regimes of power (sex/gender, race, ethnicity, age, class, etc.) shape experiences, processes of becoming and social relations. However, can intersectionality also address questions of space and geography? Why is it so important to bring together intersectionality and spatiality? How can we research intersectionality in political geography? This blogpost constitutes an attempt to answer all these queries drawing from the observed potential of intersectionality to delve into personal (and political) situated experiences of mobility through space.

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15. April 2022

Smart, Fortified, and Shifting Borders. Recent Developments in Borders and Border Control.

Dr. Fabian Gülzau

Territorial borders and border control are back on the political agenda. Globalization has not led to a world without borders. On the contrary, states have expanded the bordering function by fortifying borders, externalizing border control, and introducing digital “smart borders.” This blog post provides an overview of recent trends in borders and border control. The special issue “Borders as Places of Control. Fixing, Shifting, and Reinventing State Borders” of the journal Historical Social Research expands on these considerations.

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11. February 2022

Wandelndes Klima, wachsende Zäune: Wie Klimaflucht, Konflikte und Grenzbefestigungen zusammenhängen

Kristina Korte

Im November 2020 verwüstete der Wirbelsturm Eta Zentralamerika. Einige Monate später erzählt ein Zeitungsartikel die Geschichte von Byron, einem Familienvater aus Guatemala, dessen Dorf überschwemmt wurde und der daraufhin in […]

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