No Go World (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
360
Utgivningsdatum
2019-04-05
Förlag
University of California Press
Illustratör/Fotograf
12 maps, 6 charts, 6 photos
Illustrationer
12 maps, 6 charts, 6 photos
Dimensioner
228 x 165 x 25 mm
Vikt
680 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780520294608
No Go World (inbunden)

No Go World

How Fear Is Redrawing Our Maps and Infecting Our Politics

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War-torn deserts, jihadist killings, trucks weighted down with contraband and migrants-from the Afghan-Pakistan borderlands to the Sahara, images of danger depict a new world disorder on the global margins. With vivid detail, Ruben Andersson traverses this terrain to provide a startling new understanding of what is happening in remote "danger zones." Instead of buying into apocalyptic visions, Andersson takes aim at how Western states and international organizations conduct military, aid, and border interventions in a dangerously myopic fashion, further disconnecting the world's rich and poor. Using drones, proxy forces, border reinforcement, and outsourced aid, risk-obsessed powers are helping to remap the world into zones of insecurity and danger. The result is a vision of chaos crashing into fortified borders, with national and global politics riven by fear. Andersson contends that we must reconnect and snap out of this dangerous spiral, which affects us whether we live in Texas or Timbuktu. Only by developing a new cartography of hope can we move beyond the political geography of fear that haunts us.
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Ruben Andersson is an anthropologist and Associate Professor in the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. He is the author of Illegality, Inc.: Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe and the winner of the BBC Thinking Allowed Award for Ethnography in 2015.

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List of Figures List of Maps Preface Introduction: Into the Danger Zone PART 1: THE STORY OF THE MAP 1. The Timbuktu Syndrome 2. Remoteness Remapped 3. The Tyranny of Distance Interlude: The Drone, the Web, and the World of Mirrors PART 2: CONTAGION 4. Wolves at the Door 5. The Snake Merchants 6. Where the Wild Things Are Conclusion: Danger Unmapped Acknowledgments Power of Narration, Narration of Power: An Anthropological Appendix Notes Works Cited Index