Illegality, Inc.: Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe

Illegality, Inc.: Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe

by Ruben Andersson

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Overview

In this groundbreaking ethnography, Ruben Andersson, a gifted anthropologist and journalist, travels along the clandestine migration trail from Senegal and Mali to the Spanish North African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla. Through the voices of his informants, Andersson explores, viscerally and emphatically, how Europe’s increasingly powerful border regime meets and interacts with its target–the clandestine migrant. This vivid, rich work examines the subterranean migration flow from Africa to Europe, and shifts the focus from the “illegal immigrants” themselves to the vast industry built around their movements. This fascinating and accessible book is a must-read for anyone interested in the politics of international migration and the changing texture of global culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520282513
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 08/01/2014
Series: California Series in Public Anthropology , #28
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ruben Andersson is Associate Professor at the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford. Visit http://rubenandersson.com/ for more information.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations 
Acknowledgments 
Timeline 
Author’s Note 
Selected Abbreviations 

Introduction 
Scene 1 
PART ONE. BORDERLANDS
1 Mohammadou and the Migrant-Eaters 
2 A Game of Risk 
3 Hunter and Prey

PART TWO. CROSSINGS
Scene 2 
4 The Border Spectacle 
PART THREE. CONFRONTATIONS
5 White Mother, Black Sons 
Scene 3 
6 Stranded in Time 
Scene 4 
7 Marchers without Borders 
Conclusion 

Appendix: A Note on Method 
Notes 
Selected Glossary 
Bibliography 
Index

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