Border Deaths
Title
Border Deaths
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Causes, Dynamics and Consequences of Migration-related Mortality
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9789463722322
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English
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Acknowledgements Preface. The Increasing Focus on Border Deaths Paolo Cuttitta Introduction. A State-of-the-Art Exposition on Border Deaths Tamara Last Chapter 1. Various Actors: The Border Death Regime Paolo Cuttitta, Jana Häberlein and Polly Pallister-Wilkins Chapter 2. Mortality and Border Deaths Data: Key Challenges and Ways Forward Kate Dearden, Tamara Last and Craig Spencer Chapter 3. Representations of Border Deaths and the Making and Unmaking of Borders Giulia Sinatti and Renske Vos Chapter 4. Engaging Bodies as Matters of Care: Accounting for Death During Migration Amade M'Charek and Julia Black Chapter 5. Mourning Missing Migrants: Ambiguous Loss and the Grief of Strangers Giorgia Mirto, Simon Robins, Karina Horsti, Pamela J. Prickett, Deborah Ruiz Verduzco and Victor Toom Chapter 6. Enforced Disappearances and Border Deaths Along the Migrant Trail Emilio Distretti Chapter 7. Understanding the Causes of Border Deaths: A Mapping Exercise Kristof Gombeer, Orçun Ulusoy and Marie-Laure Basilien-Gainche Chapter 8. Moving Forward: Between Utopian and Dystopian Visions of Migration Politics Huub Dijstelbloem, Carolyn Horn and Catriona Jarvis Afterword. From the Iron Curtain to Lampedusa Thomas Spijkerboer Index
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Paolo Cuttitta, Tamara Last (eds)

Border Deaths

Causes, Dynamics and Consequences of Migration-related Mortality

Border deaths are a result of dynamics involving diverse actors, and can be interpreted and represented in various ways. Critical voices from civil society (including academia) hold states responsible for making safe journeys impossible for large parts of the world population. Meanwhile, policy-makers argue that border deaths demonstrate the need for restrictive border policies. Statistics are widely (mis)used to support different readings of border deaths. However, the way data is collected, analysed, and disseminated remains largely unquestioned. Similarly, little is known about how bodies are treated, and about the different ways in which the dead - also including the missing and the unidentified - are mourned by familiars and strangers. New concepts and perspectives contribute to highlighting the political nature of border deaths and finding ways to move forward. The chapters of this collection, co-authored by researchers and practitioners, provide the first interdisciplinary overview of this contested field.
Editors

Paolo Cuttitta

Paolo Cuttitta is a Marie Curie fellow at the Centre de Recherche sur l'Action Locale, Université Paris 13. He previously worked at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Palermo University. His current research looks at humanitarian border management and the changing roles of state and non-state actors in the EU/North African border regime.

Tamara Last

Tamara Last was awarded her doctorate at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam for her empirical research on EU border deaths. She designed and managed the Deaths at the Borders Database. Her postdoctoral research at ACMS (University of the Witwatersrand) focuses on decolonisation of migration governance in Africa.