Borderlands & Borderman Towards a New Cosmopolis

“Through the study of contemporary migrants’ experiences in Africa, Middle-East and Europe, this talk addresses the rising social importance of the “borderman,” that is, men and women in the move in precarious condition. Prof. Agier describes them as “wanderers,” “métèques” and “pariahs,” relating their trajectories to their social positions and the places they occupy (encampments, squats, camps).   Michel Agier discusses cosmopolitanism and cosmopolitcs, and shows how these contemporary migrants develop at the global scale a new and banal cosmopolitanism.”

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