What is it about?

This article lays the foundation for a research agenda that understands voice, and the sonic body more broadly, as mechanisms of political power. In examining the roles that sound, hearing, and voice play in strategies of individual resistance at border crossings, as well as in transnational communication and surveillance regimes, it draws attention to the ways in which sound reconfigures power relations, and structures mobility and personal identity.

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Why is it important?

Sound is often overlooked as a modality of control and regulation. This article demonstrates that sound represents a critical site of governance and tool of statecraft and argues that its deployment demands ethical and moral negotiation.

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This page is a summary of: Audializing migrant bodies: Sound and security at the border, Security Dialogue, September 2018, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0967010618795788.
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