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Introduction

Reconceptualizing Transit State in an Era of Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Obfuscation

Antje Missbach and Melissa Phillips

There has been growing pressure on states to “solve” the phenomenon of irregular migration. Destination countries have transferred this pressure onto transit countries, which are assumed to have the political will, ability, and means to stop irregular migration. This special section looks at the ways in which transit countries respond to challenges, pressures, and compromises in matters of irregular migration policies through a number of empirical case studies. Making transit countries the main focus, this special section aims to scrutinize domestic policy discourses in the transit countries, which are influenced by regional agreements and economic incentives from abroad but are also shaped by local interests and a wide range of actors. Of special interest is to understand whether the logics of destination countries that favor deterrence and exclusion have been adopted by politicians and the public discourse within transit countries.

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Conservation-Induced Resettlement

The Case of the Baka of Southeast Cameroon—A Variation on the Habitual Mobility–Immobility Nexus

Harrison Esam Awuh

. These people have been subjected to a drastic resettlement program characterized by forced immobilization, which had deep effects on Baka sociality and well-being. 6 For the purpose of this article, in which we try to understand the social forms of

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Mobilizing a “Spiritual Geography”

The Art and Child Artists of the Carrolup Native School and Settlement, Western Australia

Ellen Percy Kraly and Ezzard Flowers

.” Immobilized during their forty-year storage at Colgate, the colors of the pastels remain vivid. The discovery of the artwork in New York has provoked an intense response from many parties in Australia and the United States—Noongar leaders and artists in cities

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Kudzai Matereke

development that seeks to mobilize citizens along the path of civilization while immobilizing them by curtailing efficient transmission of traditional medicinal knowledge. The (mis)representation of Africans as stagnant and failing to move in historical time

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Judith A. Nicholson and Mimi Sheller

police custody. 14 BLM activists assert that the victims were racially profiled while driving, then detained and permanently immobilized by police. This racial profiling, commonly known as DWB (Driving While Black or While Brown), 15 and DWI (Driving

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Tristan Josephson, Marcin B. Stanek, Tallie Ben Daniel, Jeremy Ash, Liz Millward, Caroline Luce, Regine Buschauer, Amanda K. Phillips and Javier Caletrío

edited collection that puts mobility studies into conversation with carceral studies to challenge the analysis of carceral spaces as only immobilizing and static. The editors, Kimberley Peters and Jennifer Turner, describe their project as investigating

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Black Moves

Moments in the History of African-American Masculine Mobilities

Tim Cresswell

to move above deck. Many died of malnutrition and disease. Some were thrown overboard. Images of the way slaves were immobilized while moving across the Atlantic became key pieces of evidence in the history of abolition. A number of contemporary

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Ceasing Fire and Seizing Time

LA Gang Tours and the White Control of Mobility

Sarah Sharma and Armonds R. Towns

, developing the neighborhood seems justifiable because it does not immobilize the population, leave them stuck, or move them into a new spatial reality—whether segregated or displaced. Instead, it actually seems to make the residents potentially more useful to

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Nighttime Navigating

Moving a Container Ship through Darkness

Maria Borovnik

. 2 (2012): 59–82; Rachael Squire, “Immobilizing and Containing: Entrapment in the Container Economy,” in Birtchnell et al., Cargomobili-ties , 106–124. 22 Edensor, “Reconnecting with Darkness,” 448. 23 There are fascinating intersections of

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Beth Gutelius, Janet Gibson, Dhan Zunino Singh, Steven J. Gold, Alexandra Portmann, Peter Cox, Rudi Volti, Adrian Drummond-Cole and Steven D. Spalding

immobility. His study focuses on the experiences of people immobilized by polio, with the primary case study being that of a woman in an iron lung. Neither denying the difficulties of moving from being mobile to living in a highly constrained environment, nor