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Passports: identity and airports
Passports: identity and airports

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the historical and sociological context of how passports became commonplace

  • identify ways in which passport regimes are used to sort, categorise, order and classify populations

  • consider ways that the passport can produce racialised subjects

  • understand how the passport has become a staple of security in the modern airport

  • understand the role of matter and the material in making social worlds by using the airport as a case study.