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Women, Borders, and Violence: Current Issues in Asylum, Forced Migration, and Trafficking

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Women at the Border analyzes border policing practices currently informed by paradigms of securitization against unauthorized mobility and explores the potential for a paradigm shift to a more ethical regulation of borders. By focusing on the ways women have sought to cross borders in 'extra'-legal fashion, the book shows how border enforcement differentially impacts on some populations and makes the case that unauthorized migration requires management rather than repulsion and criminalization. When facing the emerging and future challenges of unauthorized mobility, border policing must be recast as a function of human rights that results in greater human security at the border. Examining gender and border policing across Europe, North America and Australia, this book enhances our understanding of the gendered determinants of 'extra'-legal border crossing, border policing and the changing dynamics of unauthorized mobility.

About the Author

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Associate Professor Sharon Pickering lectures in criminology at Monash University. She led the three year study between Monash and Victoria Police on Counter-Terrorism policing and she is the co-author of the book Counter-Terrorism Policing: Community, Cohesion and Security (Springer, 2008). She has seven other books including Women Policing and Resistance in Northern Ireland (2002), Critical Chatter: Women and Human Rights in South East Asia (2002), and Refugees and State Crime (2005). Dr. Pickering co-convenes the annual Prato Roundtable Series on Transnational Crime that was established in 2006. She recently co-edited a special edition of the journal, Social Justice, entitled "Beyond Transnational Crime". She is currently a Visiting Fellow at UNSW working on a study of deaths at the border.

Table of Contents

1. Women and extra legal border crossing — 2. The journey to the border : continuums of crossing — 3. Border policing in the borderlands : policing politically active women on the Thai-Burma border — 4. A gate at the border? — 5. Policing the border within : sex trafficking and the regulation of sex work — 6. Women, borders, and violence.

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ISBN:
9781441902719
Subtitle:
Current Issues in Asylum, Forced Migration and Trafficking
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Pickering, Sharon
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Publication Date:
20110130
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
133

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