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Bordering intimacy Postcolonial governance and the policing of family

Posted on 30 April 2020

Dr. Joe Turner has book published

Congratulations to Dr. Joe Turner, on the release of his book Bordering intimacy, Postcolonial governance and the policing of family 

Bordering intimacy explores the interconnected role of borders and dominant forms of family intimacy in the governance of postcolonial states. Combining a historical investigation with postcolonial, decolonial and black feminist theory, the book reveals how the border policies of the British and other European empires have been reinvented for the twenty-first century through appeals to protect and sustain 'family life' - appeals that serve to justify and obfuscate the continued organisation of racialised violence. The book examines the continuity of colonial rule in numerous areas of contemporary government, including family visa regimes, the policing of 'sham marriages', counterterror strategies, deprivation of citizenship, policing tactics, and integration policy.