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Bibliographic information: 

Líneas de fuga. Ciudadanía, frontera y sujeto migrante. Madrid: Iberoamericana - Vervuert, 2021.

​Líneas de fuga

Ciudadanía, frontera y sujeto migrante

"Migration is a good instance of what anthropologists used to call a 'total social fact.' Politics and society, culture and economy, law and aesthetics are all traversed by the challenge of migration. Therefore, a panoply of disciplines and perspectives are at work in the study of migration, producing a huge body of knowledge but also a certain sense of fragmentation. The amazing book by Mabel Moraña is quite unique in this respect. While she builds upon a vast number of investigations from several disciplines, Moraña succeeds in providing readers with a tightly integrated framework for the analysis of one of the most challenging question of our time. Following what she calls with Gilles Deleuze migrants' 'lines of flight,' she masterfully intertwines the investigation of borderlands and maritime frontiers with the analysis of poetry, works of art, and philosophical debates without ever forgetting the materiality of migration. Mabel Moraña has written a landmark work that will definitely leave a mark in future studies of borders and migration."

– Sandro Mezzadra

Università di Bologna

Coauthor with Brett Neilson of Border as Method, or the Multiplication of Labor (2013)

"Líneas de fuga, by the egraria and prolific Uruguayan scholar Mabel Moraña, is a remarkable work where the topics are inscribed in a solvent and illuminating interpretive framework. Theoretically, this study critically incorporates the main debates, texts, and authors from fields such as History, Anthropology, Sociology, Philosophy, Critical Geography, the Arts, (po)Ethics, Literary Criticism and Cultural Studies. Moraña evidences the bio and necropolitical devices inscribed in migration policies and narratives of security and governmentality, recovering examples and experiences from Latin America, Africa, and Europe. This book offers a powerful theoretical and epistemological contribution and a rigorous and humanistic perspective essential to interpret migration and to think about ourselves from inclusive projects as migrant subjects".


– José Manuel Valenzuela Arce

Colegio de la Frontera Norte

Author of Jefe de Jefes. Corridos y narcocultura en México (2013)

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