Capturing los migrantes desaparecidos: Crisis, unknowability, and the making of the missing

Lindsay A. Smith, Vivette García-Deister

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Abstract

Drawing on fourteen months of ethnographic work, we analyze three populationmaking technologies (denuncias, biobanks, and bodies) that have emerged as dominant tools both on the part of governments and human rights advocates to capture the missing migrants. We conclude that missing migrants are a Population of Cognition that is both made legible and unknowable through specific technologies and delineations of crisis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)680-697
Number of pages18
JournalPerspectives on Science
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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