Border and Rule - Global Migration Capitalism and the Rise of Racist Nationalism
Publisher: Haymarket Books
The global migration crisis is one of the most critical political and moral issues of our time, and is in turn intimately connected to the climate change emergency, ongoing war and armed conflict, capitalist globalization, and the rise of the xenophobic far-right across the world. It is in this context that activist and writer Harsha Walia offers a much needed global account of what is, decidedly, a global crisis. While the acuity of the present crisis means that there is no shortage of books about migration, the vast majority restrict themselves to a specific national context or facet of border control. In contrast, Walia is explicit and convincing about the need to situate the migration crisis within the global dynamics of capitalism, white supremacy, and imperialism. Her important and rigorous treatment of these issues, framed by the endorsements of well-respected public intellectuals Robin D. G. Kelley and Nick Estes, is sure to find an audience with activists, scholars, students, and interested general readers alike.