PUBLI : Elsa Tyszler, “The Performative Effects of the European War on Migrants. Masculinities and Femininities at the Moroccan-Spanish Border”, Gender a výzkum /​Gender and Research, 20 (1), p 40–66


This article ethno­gra­phi­cally explores how Central and West African mascu­li­ni­ties and femi­ni­ni­ties are shaped and reshaped at the Moroccan-Spanish border in the context of the increased secu­ri­ti­sa­tion and poli­ti­ci­sa­tion of migra­tions from the global South to the global North. Apart from the migra­tion regime at the outer border of the Euro­pean Union, it also examines the role of the huma­ni­ta­rian regime in poli­cing black migrants’ gender iden­ti­ties. It aims to address an impor­tant aspect of the mobi­lity expe­riences and borde­ring effects that tends to go under-resear­ched. Drawing on long-term field­work, which was carried out between 2015 and 2017, it presents detailed ethno­gra­phic examples of the construc­tion of mascu­li­ni­ties and femi­ni­ni­ties at the border and asks how these work to help or prevent mobi­lity. Analysis of the inter­sec­tions of the gender regime and the racia­lised migra­tory regime reveals the colo­nia­lity of secu­rity migra­tion policies.

Keywords : borders, femi­ni­ni­ties, mascu­li­ni­ties, migra­tion poli­cies, violence

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