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By Allaine Cerwonka

In a global more and more marked through migration and dislocation, the query of displacement, and of creating a feeling of belonging, has turn into ever extra universal and ever extra pressing. yet what of these who remain in position? How do those who stay of their homeland or ancestral native land rearticulate a feeling of connection, of belonging, whilst possession of the territory they occupy is contested?

Focusing on Australia, Allaine Cerwonka examines the actual and narrative spatial practices during which humans reclaim territory within the wake of postcolonial claims to land via indigenous humans and new immigration of "foreigners." As a multicultural, postcolonial kingdom whose claims to land till lately have been premised at the idea of the continent as "empty" (terra nullius), Australia deals an extremely wealthy lens for realizing the reterritorialization of the geographical region in an period of globalization. To this finish, local to the country offers a multisited ethnography of 2 groups in Melbourne, the Fitzroy Police Station and the East Melbourne backyard membership, permitting us to work out how our bodies are controlled and international locations bodily developed in daily confrontations and cultivations.

Allaine Cerwonka is assistant professor of women's experiences and political technological know-how at Georgia country University.

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