Numéro spécial de la #revue Society and Space autour des #hotspots
Articles in this issue:
Governing mobility in times of crisis: Practicing the border and embodying resistance in and beyond the hotspot infrastructure
Five years into its implementation, those arriving and caught up in the hotspot system are still being warehoused where they are not wanted, pushed back to where they came from and constantly moved around at will. With the introduction of fast track asylum procedures and geographical movement restrictions on the islands, hotspots have become spaces where exceptional rules apply and where mobility is explicitly targeted.
By Antonis Vradis, Evie Papada, Anna Papoutsi, Joe Painter
#mobilité #frontière #résistance #îles
Hotspots and the geographies of humanitarianism
This article focuses on the humanitarian geographies of the hotspots. It argues that hotspots are humanitarian in both idea and practice by raising two fundamental questions that form the basis for the article: what is humanitarianism, and who is it for?
By Polly Pallister-Wilkins
Containment beyond detention: The hotspot system and disrupted migration movements across Europe
This article deals with the ways in which migrants are controlled, contained and selected after landing in Italy and in Greece, drawing attention to strategies of containment aimed at disciplining mobility and showing how they are not narrowed to detention infrastructures.
By Martina Tazzioli, Glenda Garelli
#Italie #containment #détention
Pop-up governance: Transforming the management of migrant populations through humanitarian and security practices in #Lesbos, Greece, 2015–2017
This paper intervenes in recent debates on humanitarianism and security in migration by introducing the notion of ‘pop-up governance’. It reflects on our two year-long fieldwork on Lesbos, Greece at the peak of Europe’s migrant reception crisis (2015–2017).
By Evie Papada, Anna Papoutsi, Joe Painter, Antonis Vradis
Hotspot geopolitics versus geosocial solidarity: Contending constructions of safe space for migrants in Europe
This article examines how contending constructions of safe space for migrants reflect the geopoliticization of humanitarianism and its geosocial discontents. It documents the ways in which Hotspots have made migrants unsafe, even as they have been simultaneously justified in humanitarian terms as making both Europe and refugees safer.
By Katharyne Mitchell, Matthew Sparke
Hotspots of resistance in a bordered reality
Drawing on ethnographic research and discourse analysis, conducted in Lesvos, Samos, and Athens (from March to September 2016), we examine how resistance to a bordered reality took place, as islands in the north Aegean, as well as Greek and European territories, were being remapped according to the logic of the hotspot.
By Aila Spathopoulou, Anna Carastathis
To oblivion and beyond: Imagining infrastructure after collapse
Following Lauren Berlant and Dominic Boyer, we take the current moment as an opportunity to reconsider infrastructure and to work toward a perspective that would see it as a resource from which to construct more creative and equitable futures.
By Daniel Carter, Amelia Acker