• (Dis)locating Control: Transmigration, Precarity, and the Governmentality of Control

    Author(s):
    Joshua Kurz (see profile)
    Date:
    2012
    Group(s):
    Cultural Studies, Philosophy
    Subject(s):
    Biopolitics, Cultural studies, Philosophy, Political philosophy
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    control, Deleuze, Felix Guattari, migration, precarity
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6F32Z
    Abstract:
    In this essay, the author takes up William Walters’ (2006) incitement to theorize transmigration through the Deleuzian concept of control. The importance of mechanisms, or technologies, that modulate population ows are explored by paying close attention to novel strategies of migration policing and securitization in the United States, the European Union, Australia, and North Africa. These technologies no longer take the border as their “proper” site, but instead rely on processes of internalization, externalization, and excision to produce conditions of generalized precariousness. The author argues that these technologies of control resist simple categorization as biopolitics, and instead are more fruitfully considered through the lens of control societies and precarity. Ultimately, the inclusion/exclusion dialectic is put under erasure.
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