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Movement as a Political Act

Syrian refugees on an Italian navy ship after being rescued

Syrian refugees on an Italian navy ship after being rescued from a fishing vessel carrying 443 Syrian asylum seekers, June 5, 2014. Photograph: Massimo Sestini/eyevine.

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Amid deep disparities between states, the act of moving across borders becomes a way of re-politicizing the very idea of states, borders, and nations—concepts that have for centuries been taken for granted and excluded from debate. | more…

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