Critical Logistics points towards an interesting paper from William Walters on Viapolitics

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William Walters held a talk on Migration, Transportation and Politics at York University’s Critical Border Studies Speaker Series in November 2011. Walters introduces the term Viapolitics (“via” is the Latin name for a Roman road) and uses it to approach the vehicular as a “contested visual field”, as well as a form of “mobile governmentality” which polices transport routes. Thus, he understands borders as “dynamic interactions” and “surfaces” sourrounding the vehicles of transportation itself. With thanks to Simon Sontowski for kindly drawing my attention to this talk!

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