“With the idea of migratory meat I draw an analogy, in the neocolonial context, between the so-called “cannon fodder” in wars and the “prison meat” of incarceration; Like prison, migration is something you cannot escape, not completely; migration is a journey that begins and does not end. There is no going back, because the place you left behind no longer exists. The Border Industrial Complex is hungry for inventory, for bodies. Meat for the bulldogs of the 16th century and now meat for the sex feast, meat for the maquilas, meat for sex tourism, meat for servitude, organs for sale, meat for sex trade and pornography, meat for kitchens, meat for servile marriage, “mule” meat for drug trafficking, and meat for the care work that gives body to the ‘transnational networks of care’” (Esguerra Muelle, 2019a).
English Translation – Carinna Nikkel
Esguerra Muelle, Camila, Sepúlveda Ivette & Fleischer, Friederike. (2018). “We Are Losing Care, We Are Losing Life: Migration, Exile, Displacement and Care in Colombia” Political Documents No. 3 ISSN 2538 – 9491. Available in Spanish at: https://cider.uniandes.edu.co/Documents/DOCS%20POLITICA/Senosvaelcuidado_senosvalavida%20(3).pdf
Esguerra Muelle, Camila. (2019). “Ethnography, Feminist Action and Care: a Minimal Personal Reflection”. Antípoda. Review of Anthropology and Archeaology 35: 91-111. Available in Spanish at: https://doi.org/10.7440/antipoda35.2019.05
Esguerra Muelle, Camila (2019a). Border industrial complex, sexuality and gender. Tabula Rasa, 33 (Print in Spanish).