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The Borders of PunishmentMigration, Citizenship, and Social Exclusion$
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Katja Franko Aas and Mary Bosworth

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199669394

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669394.001.0001

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People on the Move: From the Countryside to the Factory/Prison

People on the Move: From the Countryside to the Factory/Prison

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(p.273) 15 People on the Move: From the Countryside to the Factory/Prison
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The Borders of Punishment
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Dario Melossi

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669394.003.0016

This chapter examines the factors that have shaped contemporary practices of migration control. It traces the long historic trajectory of relationships between capitalism, migratory movements, and processes of criminalization. It highlights the centrality of migratory movements for the historic formations of the working class, and thus the relevance of Marxist theory for the understanding of historic and contemporary processes of migration control. Finally, by outlining the changing relationships of migration and penality, the chapter aims to challenge the lack of consideration given to such relationships in much of the theoretical and analytical writing within criminology.

Keywords:   punishment, political economy, migration control, capitalism, migratory movements, criminalization, Marxist theory, working class

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