1 Migrants and borders
These videos look at the issue of ‘gating’ in the context of border control policies and practices concerning international migrants. You will come across ideas of inclusion and exclusion, and how these relate to internal as well as external borders. The external border on which part of the video focuses is in southern Spain, where the experiences of African migrants are explored and forms of border control identified. These experiences are related to the UK where bordering is explored through the position of migrants from Eastern Europe and outside the European Union. The control of borders is at the centre of debates about the nature of surveillance, but the lived experience of migrants in entering and staying in a country, as well as the kinds of supports they enjoy (or are denied), is an important counterpoint.