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

  • Sunshine M. Kamaloni


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.


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

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