April 1, 2016

Thematic Fields

A. Movement (transportation) autonomy

  1. Moving populations, nomadism and international geography of immigration (the concept of border, borderland, interstitial space, heterotopy and otherness)
  2. «Autonomy», «Exodus», «Nomadism», «Diaspora», «Travel». International immigration against neoliberal concepts of laissez-faire that consider immigration like a product of personal choice which complies with the seeking and offering laws of job market as well as the concept of «interventionism». «Interventionism» considers immigration as a phenomenon in which the state should intervene in order to regulate its flow and ambit (extent).
  3. Mobile commons. Strategies and practices for survival, struggle (fight), solidarity, networking, communication, mutual aid and commoning of the moving populations.
  4. Solidarity structures, squats-social struggle centers, connection between the struggles of the locals and the immigrants

B. Intersectional new enclosures

  1. New enclosure policies, forced displacement, dispossession and grabbing of the means of production and reproduction, permanence of the so-called primitive accumulation
  2. Class aspects of immigration, danger, cheap workforce, surplus reserved army of unemployment
  3. Emergence of nationalistic-racist-fascist rhetoric and practice, fear policies and bigotry (racist committees of residents, the role of church and media)
  4. Gender aspects of immigration (women, lgbtq populations, sexism, gender violence, pregnancy)
  5. Age aspects of immigration (children and elderly people)
  6. Disability and Immigration
  7. Cultural arrogation of moving populations
  8. Slavery, dealing and trafficking, human organs’ trafficking

C. State and Hyperstate governmental policies for moving populations

  1. The role of the state
  2. Citizenship, rights, asylum
  3. The role of philanthropy, volunteering and the party of NGO
  4. Crisis, immigration and new governmental policies. How the so called «Shock doctrine» and the «regime of permanent exclusion» become more and more frequent in the handling of the populations
  5. War, geopolitics and neocolonialist policies
  6. Europe-fortress and detention refugee camps. State and Interstate policing policies, control policies, commitment policies, refoulement policies, criminalization and illegalization of moving populations (NATO operations, divisions between refugees and immigrants, hot spots, refoulement centers).