Crossing Borders examines how translocal, transnational, and internal borders of various kinds distribute uneven capabilities
for moving, dwelling, and circulating. The contributors offer nuanced understandings of the politics of mobility across various
kinds of borders and forms of cultural circulation, showing how people experience and practice crossing many different borders.
Several chapters draw on interviews and ethnographic methods to analyze transnational migration, while others focus on material
relations and cultural practices. Rather than the usual narrative of mobility as a kind of freedom, border crossing emerges
here as an instrumental practice for building translocal livelihoods, a tactic for simply getting by, and a material practice
potentially generating new forms of future sociality. Ultimately these diverse perspectives on crossing borders offer new
ways to think about the mobility of political relations and the politics of mobile relations in a world of growing circulation
across borders, but also flexible forms of (re)bordering. This book was originally published as a special issue of Mobilities.