Here from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa is Reece Jones with a most timely, vital book, Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move (Verso). “A much-needed counter to a thousand newspaper columns calling on us to secure our borders, Reece Jones’ Violent Borders goes beyond the headlines to look at the deeper causes of the migration crisis. Borders, Jones convincingly argues, are a means of inflicting violence on poor people. This is an engaging and lucid analysis of a much misunderstood issue.”– Arun Kundnani. “From early modern land enclosures through Westphalian state formation to the current fortification of the US–Mexico frontier, Reece Jones explains what a boundary is, and how national sovereignty is being reinforced, in an age of capital mobility, by the crackdown on human movement across borders.”– Jeremy Harding. Reece Jones’ previous book, Border Walls: Security and the War on Terror in the United States, India, and Israel, is still, alas, quite timely, also.

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122