Illegality, Inc. Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe

In this multi-sited ethnographic study, anthropologist Ruben Andersson travels along the clandestine migration trail from Senegal and Mali to the Spanish North African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla. Through the voices of his informants, Andersson explores how Europe’s increasingly powerful border regime meets and interacts with its target–the clandestine migrant. This far-reaching work examines the subterranean migration flow from Africa to Europe, and shifts the focus from the “illegal immigrants” themselves to the vast industry built around their movements.

By Ruben Andersson, further details of the book are available at: University of California Press


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