Women, Borders, and Violence

Current Issues in Asylum, Forced Migration, and Trafficking

Authors: Pickering, Sharon

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  • --International comparative study of the three most fraught international border crossings
  • -First international study of extra-legal border crossing specifically focusing on women
  • -Originally foregrounds gender as a key determinant in the ways borders are policed
  • -Contribution to charting new approaches to border management focused on human rights and human security
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Women, Borders, and Violence analyzes border policing practices currently informed by paradigms of securitization against unauthorized mobility and explores the potential for a paradigm shift to a more ethical regulation of borders. By focusing on the ways women have sought to cross borders in ‘extra’-legal fashion, the book shows how border enforcement differentially impacts on some populations and makes the case that unauthorized migration requires management rather than repulsion and criminalization. When facing the emerging and future challenges of unauthorized mobility, border policing must be recast as a function of human rights that results in greater human security at the border. Examining gender and border policing across Europe, North America and Australia, this book enhances our understanding of the gendered determinants of ‘extra’-legal border crossing, border policing and the changing dynamics of unauthorized mobility.

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Associate Professor Sharon Pickering lectures in criminology at Monash University. She led the three year study between Monash and Victoria Police on Counter-Terrorism policing and she is the co-author of the book Counter-Terrorism Policing: Community, Cohesion and Security (Springer, 2008). She has seven other books including Women Policing and Resistance in Northern Ireland (2002), Critical Chatter: Women and Human Rights in South East Asia (2002), and Refugees and State Crime (2005). Dr. Pickering co-convenes the annual Prato Roundtable Series on Transnational Crime that was established in 2006. She recently co-edited a special edition of the journal, Social Justice, entitled "Beyond Transnational Crime". She is currently a Visiting Fellow at UNSW working on a study of deaths at the border.

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“Women, Borders, and Violence offers a refreshing approach to the study of migration and gender within the field of criminology. … Pickering’s book focuses on the migration of women within the context of the global economy, in particular, their unregulated labour and their precarious migration status. … it offers an alternative analytical approach for criminologists writing on issues of gender, migration and borders.” (Ratna Kapur, State Crime, Vol. 1.1, 2012)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women, Borders, and Violence
Book Subtitle
Current Issues in Asylum, Forced Migration, and Trafficking
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0271-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0271-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0270-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8821-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 133
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