Movement and the Ordering of Freedom: On Liberal Governances of Mobility
This chapter works with Reviel Netz’s Barbed Wire to show the different layers through which mobility and immobility are regulated, the relation of this regulation to violence, and the place of freedom in this equation. A short reflection of “safety” in New York streets opens the geo-political context of the book (which focused on Israel/Palestine). At the same time, the final notes make explicit the claim that different subject positions (gendered, racialized, classed) take form via schemas of mobility. It argues that these schemas allow to mask discrimination as punishment or discipline, thereby justifying it. It then asks about the possibility of forming different coalitions in the struggle for justice.