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Conceptualizing detention : mobility, containment, bordering, and exclusion.

Mountz, A. and Coddington, K. and Loyd, J. and Catania, R. T. (2012) 'Conceptualizing detention : mobility, containment, bordering, and exclusion.', Progress in human geography., 37 (4). pp. 522-541.

Abstract

Detention is a pressing empirical, conceptual, and political issue. Detained populations, detention facilities, and industries have expanded globally. Detention is also a fundamentally geographical topic, yet largely overlooked by geographers. We argue that detention be conceptualized as a series of geographical processes. Operating through these processes are contradictory sets of temporal and spatial logics that structure the seemingly paradoxical geographies underpinning detention. These logics include containment and mobility, bordering and exclusion. We trace these logics through an emergent literature, synthesizing and analyzing important geographic themes in the field. We identify contributions by and new avenues of inquiry for geographers.

Item Type:Article
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309132512460903
Publisher statement:Mountz, A. and Coddington, K. and Loyd, J. and Catania, R. T. (2012) 'Conceptualizing detention : mobility, containment, bordering, and exclusion.', Progress in human geography., 37 (4). pp. 522-541. Copyright © 2012 The Author(s). Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.
Date accepted:27 May 2015
Date deposited:14 March 2016
Date of first online publication:August 2012
Date first made open access:No date available

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