Imagining the frontier: European state borders, globalizing migration theory and the lived worlds of migrants
William Kavanagh (CEU San Pablo University, Madrid)
Borders are spaces and places of cultural production. A frontier is not a static entity, but something which is constantly being constructed (and reconstructed) in different ways. This paper looks at how the anthropological theorizing about borders can put into local context globalizing migration theory and help us to understand the lived reality of those attempting, often in very dangerous ways, to cross some of Europe's frontiers.
Understanding Mediterranean transit migration