Space without movement: Lefebvre and the Refugee

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This article addresses the question of the refugee at the border, and reads their experience through the lens of contemporary thinking on territory, the ‘territorial trap’, and the work of Henri Lefebvre. It offers a new paradigm for thinking through this experience: moving beyond the legal analysis offered by Agamben and others, it proposes the refugee as the figure who, through their artificially managed ‘stasis’, reveals the workings of state dominated territorial borders, and their political instrumentality.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMoving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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