A radical historicization shows that there is a link between borders in the Global North and the unsettling of communities in the Global South. It also shows that the current border regime is part of a larger and older project of colonial accumulation by displacement and expulsion; stealing wealth, labour force and time.
This Research School will focus on the historical and ongoing practices of displacement and expulsion, which not only take place across state borders but also include local practices targeting indigenous people, racialized citizens and the poor. In doing so, we engage with the following questions.
- What continuities can we identify between past and present forms of expulsion and political and social abandonment?
- What does the incorporation of the past and present colonial order have to offer to our analysis of different intersecting bordering practices?
- What mechanisms are behind the spatial and temporal stretching of expulsion that expels people from the sphere of rights?
- How do bordering practices shape specific ways of knowing about displacement and expulsion?
- How can we study borders and bordering practices without becoming complicit with the world that has produced them?
- What alternative ways are there to imagine the world beyond the territorial trap of the nation state?
The five-day program of the RS will offer collective interventions into the debate on these and more related questions.Continue reading Critical Border Studies Research School 2022: Displacement and Expulsion