A Companion to Border Studies (Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Anthropology)

A Companion to Border Studies (Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Anthropology)

By: Hastings Donnan (editor), Thomas M. Wilson (editor)Paperback

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A Companion to Border Studies introduces an exciting and expanding field of interdisciplinary research, through the writing of an international array of scholars, from diverse perspectives that include anthropology, development studies, geography, history, political science and sociology. * Explores how nations and cultural identities are being transformed by their dynamic, shifting borders where mobility is sometimes facilitated, other times impeded or prevented * Offers an array of international views which together form an authoritative guide for students, instructors and researchers * Reflects recent significant growth in the importance of understanding the distinctive characteristics of borders and frontiers, including cross-border cooperation, security and controls, migration and population displacements, hybridity, and transnationalism

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Thomas M. Wilson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Binghamton University, State University of New York. From 2008-2010 he was president of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe. His research interests include the anthropology of international borders, European integration and Ireland, and he is the editor of Drinking Cultures and Europeanisation and Hibernicisation. Hastings Donnan is Professor of Anthropology at Queen s University Belfast. His research interests include the study of borders and the anthropology of walking and driving, and he has carried out fieldwork in Ireland and Pakistan. He chairs the Anthropology and Development Studies panel in the UK s Research Excellence Framework for 2014, and is the editor of Transgressive Sex and co-author of The Anthropology of Sex. Thomas M. Wilson and Hastings Donnan have previously co-authored The Anthropology of Ireland and Borders: Frontiers of Identity, Nation and State.


List of Figures and Table viii Notes on Contributors ix 1 Borders and Border Studies 1 Thomas M. Wilson and Hastings Donnan Part I Sovereignty, Territory and Governance 27 2 Partition 29 Brendan O'Leary 3 Culture Theory and the US Mexico Border 48 Josiah McC. Heyman 4 The African Union Border Programme in European Comparative Perspective 66 Anthony I. Asiwaju 5 European Politics of Borders, Border Symbolism and Cross-Border Cooperation 83 James Wesley Scott 6 Securing Borders in Europe and North America 100 Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly 7 Border Regimes, the Circulation of Violence and the Neo-authoritarian Turn 119 John Borneman Part II States, Nations and Empires 137 8 Borders in the New Imperialism 139 James Anderson 9 Contested States, Frontiers and Cities 158 Liam O'Dowd 10 The State, Hegemony and the Historical British-US Border 177 Allan K. McDougall and Lisa Philips 11 Nations, Nationalism and "Borderization" in the Southern Cone 194 Alejandro Grimson 12 Debordering and Rebordering the United Kingdom 214 Cathal McCall 13 "Swarming" at the Frontiers of France, 1870 1885 230 Olivier Thomas Kramsch 14 Borders and Conflict Resolution 249 David Newman Part III Security, Order and Disorder 267 15 Chaos and Order along the (Former) Iron Curtain 269 Mathijs Pelkmans 16 Border Security as Late-Capitalist "Fix" 283 Brenda Chalfin 17 Identity, the State and Borderline Disorder 301 Dan Rabinowitz 18 African Boundaries and the New Capitalist Frontier 318 Timothy Raeymaekers 19 Bandits, Borderlands and Opium Wars in Afghanistan 332 Jonathan Goodhand 20 Biosecurity, Quarantine and Life across the Border 354 Alan Smart and Josephine Smart 21 Permeabilities, Ecology and Geopolitical Boundaries 371 Hilary Cunningham Part IV Displacement, Emplacement and Mobility 387 22 Borders and the Rhythms of Displacement, Emplacement and Mobility 389 Pamela Ballinger 23 Remapping Borders 405 Henk van Houtum 24 From Border Policing to Internal Immigration Control in the United States 419 Mathew Coleman 25 Labor Migration, Traffi cking and Border Controls 438 Michele Ford and Lenore Lyons 26 Spatial Strategies for Rebordering Human Migration at Sea 455 Alison Mountz and Nancy Hiemstra 27 "B/ordering" and Biopolitics in Central Asia 473 Nick Megoran 28 Border, Scene and Obscene 492 Nicholas De Genova Part V Space, Performance and Practice 505 29 Border Show Business and Performing States 507 David B. Coplan 30 Performativity and the Eventfulness of Bordering Practices 522 Robert J. Kaiser 31 Reconceptualizing the Space of the Mexico US Borderline 538 Robert R. Alvarez, Jr 32 Border Towns and Cities in Comparative Perspective 557 Paul Nugent 33 A Sense of Border 573 Sarah Green Index 593

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/12/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781119111672
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 636
  • ID: 9781119111672
  • weight: 1030
  • ISBN10: 1119111676

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