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Irene Sywenky

This article examines post 1989 Polish literary production that addresses German-Polish history and border relations in the aftermath of World War II and participates in the German-Polish dialogue of reconciliation. I consider the methodological implications of border space and spatial memory for the analysis of mass displacements in the German-Polish border region with particular attention to spatiocultural interstitiality, deterritorialization, unhomeliness, and border identity. Focusing on two representative novels, Stefan Chwin's Death in Danzig and Olga Tokarczuk's House of Day, House of Night, I argue that these authors' attention to geospatiality, border space, and displacement forms a distinct characteristic of Polish border narratives. Chwin's and Tokarczuk's construction of interstitial border spaces reflects a complex dynamic between place, historical memory, and self-identification while disrupting and challenging the unitary mythologies of the nation. With their fictional re-imagining of wartime and postwar German-Polish border region, these writers participate in the politics of collective memory of the border region and the construction and articulation of the Polish perspective that shapes the discourse of memory east of the border.

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Regional integration from “below” in West Africa

A study of transboundary town-twinning of Idiroko (Nigeria) and Igolo (Benin)

Olukayode A. Faleye

border identity” based on their territorial claims to the region and their perceived right to participate in, and profit from transborder trade. (1997, pp. 311–312) The circumstance arouses the quest to derive resources from the margins due to the

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Enemies of the people

Theorizing dispossession and mirroring conspiracy in the Republic of Georgia

Katrine Bendtsen Gotfredsen

theories in the post-Soviet space . Russian Review 71 ( 4 ): 551 – 564 . 10.1111/j.1467-9434.2012.00668.x Pelkmans , Mathijs . 2006 . Defending the border: Identity, religion, and modernity in the Republic of Georgia . Ithaca : Cornell University

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Decolonizing Anthropology

Reflections from Cambridge

Heidi Mogstad and Lee-Shan Tse

her field site in China, as Han Chinese, she is part of the dominant group, and enjoys higher status as a Western-educated overseas Chinese within the society. These ‘border identities’ are important and require different positioning within different

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Dirty Work, Dangerous Others

The Politics of Outsourced Immigration Enforcement in Mexico

Wendy Vogt

. Castillo , R. Aída Hernández . 2001 . Histories and Stories from Chiapas: Border Identities in Southern Mexico . Austin : University of Texas Press . Chavez , Leo R. 2008 . The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens, and the Nation

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Michael Sheridan

Place . Santa Fe, NM : School of American Research Press . Flynn , Donna . 1997 . “ ‘We are the Border’: Identity, Exchange, and the State along the Bénin-Nigeria Border .” American Ethnologist 24 , no. 2 : 311 – 330 , doi: 10.1525/ae.1997