(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Desert ‘trash’ : posthumanism, border struggles, and humanitarian politics

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SQUIRE V. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Politics and International Studies, Univ. of Warwick, Coventry, ROYAUME-UNI


Focussing on humanitarian engagements with the objects that migrants leave behind across the Mexico–US Sonoran desert, this article explores how the politics of human mobility involves the co-constitution of ‘people’, ‘places’ and ‘things’ in multiple ways. To do so, it develops a ‘more-than-human’ account of the material discursive un/becomings of subjects–objects–environments as more or less ‘human’. It also assesses the various ways that humanitarian engagements contest processes of dehumanisation through the re-configuration of ‘desert/ed trash. It concludes, in order that the multiplicity of ways by which ‘the human’ is made, unmade and remade is accounted for without assuming either the supremacy or the powerlessness of people


Article of periodic

published at : Political geography / ISSN 0962-6298

Editor : Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1992)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 39 [pp. 11-21]

Collation : fig., tabl. cartes



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