The book asks not who we are, but who we become. And this means that it provides a privileged angle although definitely not the only possible one on the problem that I was proposing as crucial for any practice of militant co-research today. Again, the notion of class composition is not the solution. They add a rich and powerful voice to contemporary debates on globalization. La mirada retrospectiva a mi antiguo apego al objetivo político de la seguridad como derecho ciudadano contribuye a una deconstrucción del propio concepto de seguridad, permitiendo detectar tensiones entre el académico crítico y el consultor políticamente comprometido.
If the notion of class composition is still valid today, it is precisely because it helps us to live through such movements keeping the problem of a new revolutionary politics open. This leads us to the third blind spot. Mezzadra and Neilson approach the border t only as a research object but also as an epistemic framework. Finally, we argue that it is useful, perhaps even necessary, to locate the topological approach on the border, investigating concrete practices of border crossing that challenge the very possibility of a neutral mapping. As regiões transfronteiriças da América Latina Resumo:O surgimento de regiões transfronteiriças é um dos sinais mais importantes dos processos de articulação fronteiriça no capitalismo neoliberal. Their use of the border as method enables new perspectives on the crisis and transformations of the nation-state, as well as powerful reassessments of political concepts such as citizenship and sovereignty.
Practices of mobility and migration are particularly important here, because they provide us with a subjective angle from which to analyze the proliferation of borders that cut and cross spaces, lives, social coöperation and labor. You are right when you say that in a way we are trying to look at the materiality of finance and knowledge production through the angles of extraction and logistics. The study investigates the everyday social and physical infrastructures and logistics for im mobility, imaginaries of im mobility and discursive technologies. Collective cuadrillas actively renegotiate power differences among drywallers, drawing on self-determined ties of patronage, mutual aid, and trust as a political tactic to develop alterna- tives to capitalist organization of work. Your recent book with Brett Neilson, Border as Method, or, the Multiplication of Labor, brings a workerist approach to bear on these questions. In linking what they call the proliferation of borders with the expansion and intensification of competition within a labour market that encompasses the entire world, they provide new insights to the ways in which practices of bordermaking and maintenance are essential to the production of labour power as a commodity and hence to capitalism.
Immigration control constitutes a particular technique for regulating urban space and for controlling and disciplining migrant subjects within it. In this article we present our hypothesis and address three questions relevant for topology. They explore the atmospheric violence that surrounds borderlands and border struggles across various geographical scales, illustrating their theoretical arguments with illuminating case studies drawn from Europe, Asia, the Pacific, the Americas, and elsewhere. Unlike other manifestations of state power in exemplary urban settings, the architecture of urban immigration control is not recognisable through grand buildings or walls, but rather through its momentary presence and continuously shifting location: ad hoc identity controls in public spaces, roadblocks in neighbourhood streets or raids against workplaces. First, the identification of the common with the creative force of living labour carries with it a universalising impetus that misses the ways in which ongoing histories of racialised, gendered, and environmental violence have increased the potentialities of particular bodies and enormously reduced those of others.
Their use of the border as method enables new perspectives on the crisis and transformations of the nation-state, as well as powerful reassessments of political concepts such as citizenship and sovereignty. The article ends with a more political argument, focused on the possibility and limits of a « reformist » project for the « normalization » of exploitation and the question of a class politics today. In this essay, I range across a number of works by contemporary American novelists such as Dave Eggers, Jennifer Egan, Denis Johnson, Dana Spiotta, and Bob Shacochis in which state failures as well as human and geopolitical security concerns impact on the form given to the world by these novelists. In Border as Method, Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Neilson chart this proliferation, investigating its implications for migratory movements, capitalist transformations, and political life. The E-mail message field is required. Their use of the border as method enables new perspectives on the crisis and transformations of the nation-state, as well as powerful reassessments of political concepts such as citizenship and sovereignty.
The E-mail message field is required. But we are far from the idea of getting rid of it! Mezzadra and Neilson approach the border not only as a research object but also as an epistemic framework. We address these processes in our discussion of migration and segmentation of the work- force, the role of the state in backing capital expansion, and the use of dormitory labor regimes in China and the Czech Republic respectively. Retrospectively one could even say that the very concept of class composition, one of the founding aspects of workerism, reflects in its dynamic character the constitutive role of labor mobility in capitalism, not merely from the point of view of analysis of exploitation but also from the point of view of the subjective practices and struggles of labor. Upper-division undergraduate, graduate, and research collections. Preface vii Acknowledgments xiii 1. In their novels, narratives concerning human security as well as threats to geopolitical stability produce transnational geographies in which global interconnections and circulation intensify feelings of insecurity.
This article challenges such dualism and makes visible the commonalities of contemporary global capitalism. On the other hand, especially in later years I am thinking of the work by Yann Moulier Boutang in the 1990s but also of my own engagement with migration , the mobility of labor has come to be considered as a contested field in historical as well as contemporary capitalism. In Border as Method, Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Neilson chart this proliferation, investigating its implications for migratory movements, capitalist transformations, and political life. This is really a question for the ambitious… And it is easy, although no less true, to say that there is no single answer to it. While such tactics are often driven by the force of necessity, they do nonetheless cumulatively encroach on the state's ability to produce migrants as un wanted or even il legal subjects in the city. While this paper does not flatten the socio-political contexts of these states, it seeks to problematize the notion that their migration model is somehow exceptional in its own right, existing in isolation from other contemporary global processes.
Ellas actúan como espacios de valorización del capitaly de disciplinarización de los otros en función de la acumulación económica y el poder político. El artículo discute estos presupuestos desde la perspectiva latinoamerica-na para lo que propone cuatro tipos de regiones transfronterizas a partirde las escalas de relacionamiento económico de ellas. This is enabled not least by the intimate connection between activist and scholarly traditions evident throughout the text. Classical workerism anticipated many of these themes by turning its attention to the African-American workforce, a major source for its theorization of mobility. Finance, logistics, and extraction play crucial roles in defining and in producing what I was calling the common features and logics of contemporary capitalism. Instead we aim to illustrate the parallels in labor conditions in the global South and global North and hence show commonalities of contem- porary global capitalism while at the same time paying attention to the specificity of local labor regimes.