Immigration controls are not only about the creation of migrants. The contracts of citizenship, of marriage and of work for example are codified at the border. Immigration also raises questions about the nature of ‘free labour’. The law does not simply intervene to regulate naturally occurring processes of buying and selling labour, but rather, is key to their construction in the first place.
Pieces within ‘Beyond Contract’ include discussion on: domestic workers and au pairs, agriculture and food processing, migration, welfare and citizenship.