Research Article: bodies and Dichotomy in gendered control over mobility in borderland of Bangladesh
Guarding border: bodies and dichotomy in gendered control over mobility in a borderland of Bangladesh
Attention all readers and researchers interested in the intersection of gender and border studies! The article “Guarding border: bodies and dichotomy in gendered control over mobility in a borderland of Bangladesh” has just been published and is now available to read.
In this article, prior research has concentrated on border guards and the politics of bodies, but less attention has been made to the interaction between embodied differentials and women’s varied household income classes and its consequent effect, such as a dichotomy in gendered control over women’s mobility. This study established such a perspective by following the continuation of the application of the body as an analytical scale in scholarships of feminist political geography and taking the heterogeneous women’s voices into account. The analysis shed light on the gendered forms of domination implied by the entangled protection and control paradigms in framing the practices of patrolling the border. Thus, in this article, the author unpacked how incorporating the entwined paradigms of protection and control into the framing of border guarding manifests differential gendered implications, ranging from fear of making mobility-related decisions to immobilisation patterns. It connects these practices to gendered processes of othering, highlighting the interaction between embodied differentials and the various economic positions of women and thus finds a dichotomy in gendered control over mobility in the name of border protection under the guise of border patrolling practices.
Read more: https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2023.2200475