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Thomas Nail, The Figure of the Migrant – forthcoming from Stanford University Press Julho 1, 2015

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Progressive Geographies

Thomas Nail, The Figure of the Migrant – forthcoming from Stanford University Press. I provide one of the endorsements. The book is due out in September. In the meantime, a short interview on migrant politics related to the themes of the book that can be viewed/downloaded here.

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This book offers a much-needed new political theory of an old phenomenon. The last decade alone has marked the highest number of migrations in recorded history. Constrained by environmental, economic, and political instability, scores of people are on the move. But other sorts of changes—from global tourism to undocumented labor—have led to the fact that to some extent, we are all becoming migrants. The migrant has become the political figure of our time.

Rather than viewing migration as the exception to the rule of political fixity and citizenship, Thomas Nail reinterprets the history of political power from the perspective of the movement that…

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