Contemporary borders are increasingly difficult to grasp. They have multiplied to permeate our everyday lives and are constantly strengthened through securitisation practices and technologies. If cheap flights and the omnipresence of the internet may have given some of us a sense of a borderless world at the onset of the twenty-first century, borders now appear less and less porous even for those holding privileged passports. The year 2020 was certainly a striking reminder of the existence of borders, as about half of the world’s population was under some form of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic (IEA, 2020).
|Title of host publication||UK Borderscapes|
|Subtitle of host publication||Sites of Enforcement and Resistance|
|Editors||Kahina Le Louvier, Karen Latricia Hough|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Sep 2023|