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Sedentary optics: Static anti-trafficking and mobile victims

Molland, Sverre


Postpanopticism and the “mobility turn” within the social sciences provide important challenges to territorial constructs, such as Foucauldian panopticism and James Scott’s notion of the synoptic. According to these critiques, migration and mobility exemplify social practice that cannot easily be grasped through grid-like technologies of governing. In this paper, I take issue with these arguments by illuminating notable static and territorial ways in which migration governance is enacted. By...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Anthropology
DOI: 10.1086/697199
Access Rights: Open Access


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