Seeing like a smuggler

17 January 2024 14:00 to 15:00 Seminar

Shahram Khosravi

The word smuggler often unleashes a simplified, negative image painted by the media and the authorities. Such state-centric perspectives hide many social, political and economic relations generated by smuggling. However, if we examine borders from below, then smuggling appears differently. In contrast to the seeing-from-above approach which is based on externalizing irregularities such as smuggling as criminal act, from below identifies the contradictions and inconsistencies within the system of the nation-state. In this talk, Shahram Khosravi  will discuss how smuggling has become a significant response to the crises and contradictions withing the border regime. 


Shahram Khosravi (Stockholm University) gives a presentation, followed by a discussion with Naja Bjørnsson (Lund university) and questions from participants. William Kutz will be moderating the seminar. The webinar is free of charge, but you have to register to attend:  


About the series

This is the eigth seminar of the series Dwelling, elsewhere: Comparative-methodological perspectives on borderland inhabitation, arranged and moderated by William Kutz and the Öresund Comparative Borderland Research Group, funded by CEMES

About the event:

17 January 2024 14:00 to 15:00


In English


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