Counter-Mapping a Revolutionized Space of Mobility

  • Glenda Garelli
  • Martina Tazzioli
Part of the Mobility & Politics book series (MPP)


This chapter presents our approach to the study of the Tunisian space of migration. First, reflecting on the revolution and migration nexus, we illustrate what it means to be writing about the Tunisian space of mobility four years after the outbreak of Tunisian upheaval. Second, by illustrating the different strands of mobility that crisscross the Tunisian space at this particular historical and political conjuncture, we intervene in the debate about the “Mediterranean region,” opening up the Mediterranean signifier beyond a fixation on its shores. Third and fourth, we ground our approach to the Tunisian revolutionized space of migration in debates about precarity, introducing the notion of “migrantization,” and about counter-mapping, which we embrace as a critical epistemology.


Tunisian revolution Temporal borders Arab uprisings Counter-mapping 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Glenda Garelli
    • 1
    • 2
  • Martina Tazzioli
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.School of LawQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.International StudiesDePaul UniversityChicagoUSA
  3. 3.LAMES CenterUniversity of Aix-Marseille MarseilleProvenceFrance
  4. 4.Geography DepartmentSwansea UniversitySwanseaUK

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