My recent publication with the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography deals with the question of vulnerability-making through the intra-action of policies, documents, and spatialities at the EU’s external border. In the paper, I argue that the inherent connection between age and vulnerability overlooks the intricate ways vulnerability is enacted and stabilized. By adopting an epistemic lens of intra-action, I move beyond traditional understandings of vulnerability, providing a new framework for comprehending vulnerability in the context of bordering practices in the EU. This approach broadens our understanding of the complex dynamics at play and challenges simplistic notions of vulnerability as a mere result of age.
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