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Title: The border as a space of contention: the spatial strategies of protest against border controls in Europe
Authors: Monforte, Pierre
First Published: 27-Oct-2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Citizenship Studies, 2016, 20 (3-4), pp. 411-426 (16)
Abstract: This article analyses the spatial dimension of social movements mobilising against border controls. Focusing on the case of the protests against European border controls, this paper shows that new spatial strategies of protest have emerged since the beginning of the 2000s. Movements construct collective actions that aim to identify border controls and occupy specific border sites. These new strategies are related to a transformation of the material and symbolic dimensions of border controls in the last decades. As they have become more diffuse and organised through a selective power, social movements strategically locate their protest in order to document the existence and nature of border controls. In doing so, they disrupt the exclusionary logic of citizenship.
DOI Link: 10.1080/13621025.2015.1075471
ISSN: 1362-1025
eISSN: 1469-3593
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” licence CC BY-NC-ND, further details of which can be found via the following link: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website.
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