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The Migration Apparatus: Security, Labor, and Policymaking in the European Union Gregory Feldman

The Migration Apparatus: Security, Labor, and Policymaking in the European Union

Gregory Feldman

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ISBN : 9780804761079
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248 pages
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Every year, millions of people from around the world grapple with the European Unions emerging migration management apparatus. Through border controls, biometric information technology, and circular migration programs, this amorphous system combinesMoreEvery year, millions of people from around the world grapple with the European Unions emerging migration management apparatus. Through border controls, biometric information technology, and circular migration programs, this amorphous system combines a whirlwind of disparate policies. The Migration Apparatus examines the daily practices of migration policy officials as they attempt to harmonize legal channels for labor migrants while simultaneously cracking down on illegal migration.Working in the crosshairs of debates surrounding national security and labor, officials have limited individual influence, few ties to each other, and no serious contact with the people whose movements they regulate. As Feldman reveals, this complex construction creates a world of indirect human relations that enables the violence of social indifference as much as the targeted brutality of collective hatred. Employing an innovative nonlocal ethnographic methodology, Feldman illuminates the danger of allowing indifference to govern how we regulate population—and peoples lives—in the world today.