262S11+_22Foreign+passports+only_22+-+Geographies+of+post+conflict+work+in+Kabul%2C+Afghanistan_22+2

262S11+_22Foreign+passports+only_22+-+Geographies+of+post+conflict+work+in+Kabul%2C+Afghanistan_22+2

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Unformatted text preview: PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR ARTICLE This article was downloaded by: On: 22 December 2009 Access details: Access Details: Free Access Publisher Routledge Informa Ltd Registered in England and Wales Registered Number: 1072954 Registered office: Mortimer House, 37- 41 Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH, UK Annals of the Association of American Geographers Publication details, including instructions for authors and subscription information: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t788352614 Foreign Passports Only: Geographies of (Post)Conflict Work in Kabul, Afghanistan Jennifer Fluri a a Department of Geography, Dartmouth College, Online publication date: 10 November 2009 To cite this Article Fluri, Jennifer(2009) 'Foreign Passports Only: Geographies of (Post)Conflict Work in Kabul, Afghanistan', Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 99: 5, 986 994 To link to this Article: DOI: 10.1080/00045600903253353 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00045600903253353 Full terms and conditions of use: http://www.informaworld.com/terms-and-conditions-of-access.pdf This article may be used for research, teaching and private study purposes. Any substantial or systematic reproduction, re-distribution, re-selling, loan or sub-licensing, systematic supply or distribution in any form to anyone is expressly forbidden. The publisher does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents will be complete or accurate or up to date. The accuracy of any instructions, formulae and drug doses should be independently verified with primary sources. The publisher shall not be liable for any loss, actions, claims, proceedings, demand or costs or damages whatsoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with or arising out of the use of this material. Foreign Passports Only: Geographies of (Post)Conflict Work in Kabul, Afghanistan Jennifer Fluri Department of Geography, Dartmouth College Geopolitical peace-building relies increasingly on intersections of neoliberal economies of war, violent conflict, and corruption. This article addresses U.S.-led international (post)war aid and development through a spatial examination of Kabul, Afghanistan, examining international worker epistemologies of Afghanistan and post conflict aid and development to investigate the spaces of privilege and power associated with political influence, (in)security, and economic and spatial inequities (20062008). I draw on recent scholarship in critical feminism, geography, and development studies and the work of Giorgio Agamben regarding the sovereign body and state of exception to demonstrate the spatial disparities and resource inequalities between the international community defined as the (un)commonwealth and local Afghans. I examine the sovereign status of the (un)commonwealth who manage, assist, or financially profit from international aid and development economies through four interrelated themes: economic and spatial exclusion, (in)security, mobility, and cosmopolitan...
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