Imaginative Counter-Politics

Political debates about borders today are often circumscribed by a binary choice: either we have open borders, or we have closed ones. An imaginative counterpolitics seeks to open up new political grammars beyond this dichotomy, by questioning these and other taken-for-granted terms, and ways of being in the larger-than-human world. How might we imagine forms of mobility that also include spaces of political belonging? We draw variously on political theory, ethnography, and art and design to open up the politics of bordering.


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Multiple Mobilities Research Cluster, Miriam Ticktin, Radhika Subramaniam, Victoria Hattam, Laura Liu, Rafi Youatt (2017), Anthropology Now, 9:3, 24-37