Social-cultural hierarchies, states of exception, and liminality [guest lecture]


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This guest lecture was prepared for GEOG217 Cities in the Modern World, co-taught by Benjamin Forest and Chris Erl at the Department of Geography, McGill University. Here, case-based migration phenomena are explored through three theoretical prisms, aligned to three learning objectives:

  1. To show how migration phenomena engages with persisting social-cultural hierarchies
  2. To explore the nexus between migrant spaces and states of exception
  3. To identify interlinkages between the politics of migration and the experience of migrants through the concept of liminality

While the content explored is not exceptional to the Global South, examples are drawn from here in order to complement content explored through GEOG217.


The video-recorded lecture can be viewed below.