Rethinking the camp: on spatial technologies of power and resistance

Diana Martin, Claudio Minca, Irit Katz

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    In light of the recent proliferation of refugee camps and encampments in Europe this article explores the current multifaceted geographies of the camp and their formal and informal spatialities. By engaging with key work in ‘camp studies’ we analyse contemporary institutional and makeshift refugee camps in their complex relationship, and consider how, while remaining ‘spaces of exception’, they are also dynamic spaces that may be transformed and appropriated by their residents, becoming part of the current fragmented mobilities of irregular migrations across Europe and of the related political geographies of bordering, smuggling, and humanitarian care.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalProgress in Human Geography
    Early online date20 Jun 2019
    Publication statusEarly online - 20 Jun 2019


    • borders
    • camps
    • makeshift spaces
    • migrants
    • mobility
    • refugees


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