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69025-01 - Seminar: Border Regimes: (Inter)national Practices of Migration Control and Resistance 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2023
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Lisa Marie Borrelli (lisamarie.borrelli@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This seminar takes a closer look at the concept, extensions, and workings of ‘border regimes’ within the context of migration. The seminar discusses the understanding of border regimes as constituting of multiple actors that contribute to it, including nation states, nongovernmental and private actors.
As such, the seminar specifically leaves a western-centric perspective on borders behind and studies the international synergies and collaborations, as well as broader resistance beyond the European context to discuss the concept of border regime in a holistic manner.
With a further focus on practices and resistance, the seminar is interested in the various levels of border-making and studies legal exclusion, as well as socio-political discourses and everyday lives at the border.
In order to introduce such practices, within the seminar we will explore the meaning(s) of border(s), both materially and ideologically through studies that take up socio-political aspects of border work. It includes works on geographical borders in relation to nation-states, as well as research that explores how borders exist beyond nation-states. In a further step, we will then explore how such borders come into being, how they are maintained but also questioned and how various actors are involved in the maintenance and dismantling of borders. This will be done through specific case studies and concrete examples that take up the following themes: theories on border regimes and critical border studies, infrastructure, socio-legal studies on borders, border practices and resistance. Besides these themes being set in context with concrete examples they will also show links and developments of past and present border regime practices.
Lernziele Students will learn about multidimensional perspectives on border research, including general theories on border regimes and critical border studies, as well as more specific aspects of border research. They will learn about international and national border practices, about the actors involved and about the daily live of and at borders. They will further understand the theoretical concepts and be able to apply them to specific cases and examples, as well as position these theories within the broader migration literature.

They will be able to use these theories to extrapolate the research angle on further topics within migration studies, but also within broader studies on international actors and globalization.

Students will receive an insight into the multi-layered and complex perspective in border studies, that engage in and present socio-legal studies, anthropology of the state, ethnography, and international relations. Due to the participatory planning of the seminar, students will learn to critically position themselves to the read literature and learn how to summarize and discuss the literature and examples. They will finally also be able to formulate such positioning in a written way and be able to organize their knowledge on migration in a thematic way.
Literatur Some extracts of the literature list that will be discussed during the seminar:

Border theories:
Achermann, Christin 2021: Shaping migration at the border: the entangled rationalities of border control practices. In: Comparative Migration Studies 9(5), S. 1-17.

Pallister-Wilkins, Polly 2018: Hotspots and the geographies of humanitarianism. In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 38(6), S. 991-1008. DOI: 10.1177/0263775818754884

De Genova, Nicholas 2017: The “migrant crisis” as racial crisis: do Black Lives Matter in Europe? In: Ethnic and Racial Studies 41(10), S. 1765-1782. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2017.1361543

The European border regime:
Abdelhary, Maurizio (Hrsg.) 2016. Introduction. In: ebd.: In Crimes of Peace: Mediterranean Migrations at the World’s Deadliest Border. University of Pennsylvania Press, S. 1-35.

Mainwaring, Cetta 2019: At Europe’s Edge: Migration and Crisis in the Mediterranean. Blog post: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/research-subject-groups/centre-criminology/centreborder-criminologies/blog/2019/10/europes-edge

Heller, Cetta, Pezzani, Lorenzo 2016: Ebbing and Flowing: The EU's Shifting Practices of (Non-) Assistance and Bordering in a Time of Crisis. Available at: http://nearfuturesonline.org/ebbing-and-flowing-the-eus-shifting-practices-of-non-assistance-and-bordering-in-a-time-of-crisis/

(Inter)national actors:
Andrijasevic, Rutvica, William Walters 2010: The International Organization for Migration and the international government of borders. In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 28, S. 977-999. DOI: 10.1068/d1509

Supporting materials (databases, movies, podcasts, etc.):

The Migrant Files: https://www.themigrantsfiles.com

Missing Migrants – Tracking deaths along migratory routes. https://missingmigrants.iom.int/region/mediterranean

Film: 'Left to Die Boat' des Forensic Architecture Research Teams: https://forensic-architecture.org/investigation/the-left-to-die-boat

Film ‘Shadow Game’ by Eefje Blankevoort and Els Van Driel

Med Alarmphone: https://alarmphone.org/en/

Film: Blom, A., Horsti, K., Neguse, A. and Tucci, I. Remembering Lampedusa. https://rememberinglampedusa.com/#films
Bemerkungen Dieses Seminar richtet sich an Masterstudierende. Unterrichtssprache ist Englisch.

This seminar is open for master students. Language of instruction is English.


Teilnahmebedingungen Dieses Seminar richtet sich an Masterstudierende.
This seminar is open for master students.

Die Teilnehmenden werden nach Fachrichtung, Studiengang und in der Reihenfolge ihrer Anmeldung auf die Liste gesetzt. Wer im Rahmen von Auslandaufenthalten und von Austauschprogrammen in Basel studiert wird unabhängig vom Listenplatz immer aufgenommen.
Participants are placed on the list according to their field of study, degree program and in the order of their registration. Those who study in Basel within the framework of stays abroad and exchange programs are always accepted, regardless of their place on the list.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Direkte Anmeldung bei lisa.borrelli@hevs.ch / lisamarie.borrelli@unibas.ch; Belegen in MoNA
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 25.09.2023 – 18.12.2023
Zeit Montag, 10.15-12.00 Alte Universität, Seminarraum 207
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 25.09.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum 207
Montag 02.10.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum 207
Montag 09.10.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum 207
Montag 16.10.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum 207
Montag 23.10.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum 207
Montag 30.10.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum 207
Montag 06.11.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum 207
Montag 13.11.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum 207
Montag 20.11.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum 207
Montag 27.11.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum 207
Montag 04.12.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum 207
Montag 11.12.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum 207
Montag 18.12.2023 10.15-12.00 Uhr Alte Universität, Seminarraum 207
Module Modul: Fields: Governance and Politics (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Migration, Mobility and Transnationalism (Master Studiengang Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
Modul: Research Lab Kulturanthropologie (Master Studienfach Kulturanthropologie)
Modul: The Urban across Disciplines (Master Studiengang Critical Urbanisms)
Modul: Themen der Near & Middle Eastern Studies (Master Studienfach Near & Middle Eastern Studies)
Modul: Theorien und Methodologien der Kulturanthropologie (Master Studienfach Kulturanthropologie)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Arbeit, Migration und Gesellschaft (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Staatlichkeit, Entwicklung und Globalisierung (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Regular and active participation.
Short essay.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Kulturwissenschaft und Europäische Ethnologie