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The Mobilities Paradox

A Critical Analysis

Maximiliano E. Korstanje

The theory of mobilities has gained great recognition and traction over recent decades, illustrating not only the influence of mobilities in daily life but also the rise and expansion of globalization worldwide. But what if this sense of mobilities is in fact an ideological bubble that provides the illusion of freedom whilst limiting our mobility or even keeping us immobile? This book reviews the strengths and weaknesses of the mobilities paradigm and in doing so constructs a bridge between Marxism and Cultural theory.
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Conclusion: dialogue with Marc Augé

A Critical Analysis

Maximiliano E. Korstanje

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The concluding section synthesizes part of the common-thread of the argument but at the same time it delves into the theory of non-places. In dialogue with Marc Augé, we held the thesis that far from being non-places, airports should be defined as spaces of discipline where the cultural values of society are endorsed to the newcomers. At airports, nation-states scrutinize, validate and offer a constrained sense of hospitality only to those strangers that can pay for it. In sum, we nod in agreement with other scholars that airports are spaces of discipline that allow the host society to communicate its main cultural values to incomers, such as tourists and migrants. Passports and visas are issued on the basis of a global hierarchy of reciprocity too, which can attain negative dimensions, with some citizens being allowed to access any part of the world, while others suffer more restrictions in their movement.

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