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Border Shifts develops a extra advanced and multifaceted realizing of world borders, analysing inner and exterior european borders from the Mediterranean quarter to the US-Mexico border, and exploring various concerns together with securitization, abnormal migration, race, gender and human trafficking.
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When we consider the closure of borders (militarization, the increase in police contingents, etc), these types of borders can also be seen as pockets of resistance to globalization within Mediterranean mobilities, as they challenge border ﬁxity. A micro-focus on the Strait of Gibraltar: The case of Tangiers The geographically strategic Strait of Gibraltar, between Spain and North Africa, where the ‘braudelienne’ river is located, is not so much of a natural border. The degree of permeability of this border has varied and today indicates a border in ideological, political and economic terms.
Globalization was ﬁrstly conceived as the freedom of foreign investments. This was empirically translated into free trade in relation to textile commodities. I ended up considering the manufacture of clothing as one of the clearest examples of international subcontracting. Through ethnographic work on borders, as we shall ﬁnd in the next section, it was later translated into appealing to the conditions of intensive female work, low-skilled and geographical separation. In the case of the EU, the geographical pairing corresponds to North African and Eastern European countries.
In that respect, Agier (2010) recalls how such centres are another type of contemporary camp, emerging as new borders inside the nation-states, which can also be applied to the self-organized camps in a hostile environment (Calais, Patras, the village of Belyunech in Morocco), to the retention centres as places of administrative waiting, to the refugee camps (ACNUR, UNRWA), which represent the most regularized form, and to the city-camps, such as the Palestinian camps, which almost became cities (like Yarmouk in Damascus, but which was nearly destroyed after the war in Syria).