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Deaths at sea and unidentified bodies in Lesbos
Iosif Kovras
Simon Robins

deaths is shifted from the state to the migrant,3 accompanied by a moral shifting of responsibility for the fact of migration, as well as for dignifying and identifying the bodies of migrants found on EU territory. Critical border studies has increasingly turned to both Foucault’s biopolitics and Agamben’s concept of bare life, understood as what remains when human existence is stripped of the encumbrances of social location and bereft of the qualifications of political inclusion and belonging (Agamben 1998). Politics for Agamben is an ongoing tension between inclusion

in Migrating borders and moving times