Society Has Been Defended: Following the Shifting Shape of State through Australia’s Christmas Island

@inproceedings{Chambers2011SocietyHB,
  title={Society Has Been Defended: Following the Shifting Shape of State through Australia’s Christmas Island},
  author={Peter Chambers},
  year={2011}
}
The interdiction and detention of irregular arrivals has become one of the key means by which wealthy states enforce and promote secure mobility. This article presents a detailed genealogy of the problems and solutions that enabled Australia’s Christmas Island to become an integral site for the reproduction of Australian society through practices of border protection. A close examination of Christmas Island reveals broader, deeper currents that follow the shifting shapes of state… CONTINUE READING