Women, Borders, and Violence: Current Issues in Asylum, Forced Migration, and Trafficking / Edition 1

Women, Borders, and Violence: Current Issues in Asylum, Forced Migration, and Trafficking / Edition 1

by Sharon Pickering
     
 

ISBN-10: 1441902708

ISBN-13: 9781441902702

Pub. Date: 12/21/2010

Publisher: Springer New York

Women at the Border analyzes border policing practices currently informed by paradigms of securitization against unauthorized mobility and explores the potential for a paradigm shift to a more ethical regulation of borders. By focusing on the ways women have sought to cross borders in ‘extra’-legal fashion, the book shows how border enforcement

Overview

Women at the Border analyzes border policing practices currently informed by paradigms of securitization against unauthorized mobility and explores the potential for a paradigm shift to a more ethical regulation of borders. By focusing on the ways women have sought to cross borders in ‘extra’-legal fashion, the book shows how border enforcement differentially impacts on some populations and makes the case that unauthorized migration requires management rather than repulsion and criminalization. When facing the emerging and future challenges of unauthorized mobility, border policing must be recast as a function of human rights that results in greater human security at the border. Examining gender and border policing across Europe, North America and Australia, this book enhances our understanding of the gendered determinants of ‘extra’-legal border crossing, border policing and the changing dynamics of unauthorized mobility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441902702
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Edition description:
2011
Pages:
133
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Cultural, Political and Geographical Context. 2. Women Seeking Asylum. 3. Human Trafficking. 4. Women and Global Labour Mobility. 5. Cultures of Border Policing Agencies. 6. States, the Law and Social Control. Conclusion.

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