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What Are You Doing Here? The Politics of Race and Belonging at the Airport

  • Sunshine M. Kamaloni
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Abstract

What is it like to be a black woman in the airport? In this chapter I consider the particularity of this question in order to interrogate the specificity of my corporeal experience in a space of global flows. I argue that the airport provides a corporeal map of how bodies are positioned in space and how this positioning materialises in the visibility and invisibility of particular bodies. I illustrate how the airport as a geocorpography produces racialised particularities of experience through systems of control that include borders, bodily processing as well as policing and surveillance.

Keywords

Black Woman Black Body Black People Biometric System Security Check 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sunshine M. Kamaloni
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  1. 1.Communications and Media StudiesMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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