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Gülcan Kolay

frontières: un débat contemporain ’, in Culture et conflit , no. 26–27 : 15 – 34 . Andreas , P. ( 2000 ), Border Games: Policing the U.S.-Mexico Divide ( London : Cornell University Press ). Bozarslan , H. ( 2009 ), Conflit kurde: Le brasier oublié

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Decolonising Borders

Re-imagining Strangeness and Spaces

John Sodiq Sanni

also propose a re-imagination of the other that emerges from the decolonisation of borders in Africa. This re-imagination seeks to debunk what I consider a colonial conception of the borders that I argue has remained within African understanding of

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To Smile and Not to Smile

Mythic Gesture at the Russia-China Border

Caroline Humphrey

International borders like the one between Russia and China create a usually rather anxious interval as people pass from one territorial jurisdiction and time zone to another, for suddenly it is not just their passports and other documents on which

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Bryonny Goodwin-Hawkins

their borders. My interest, then, is to understand how epidemiology could construct and legitimate the nation as bordering threat and promising safety. I take as my (unstable) object not the nation but ‘the’ border. After 1989, ‘breathless

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Creating borders in young minds

A case study of Indian and Pakistani school textbooks

Dhananjay Tripathi

Conceptualization of Border According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a border means “a line separating two countries, administrative division, or other areas.” 1 In this literal and most acceptable meaning of borders, social scientists

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David Owen

As of April 22, 2020, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that 167 countries have so far fully or partially closed their borders to contain the spread of the virus ( UNHCR 2020 ). Free movement in the Schengen zone

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A Theory of ‘Animal Borders’

Thoughts and Practices toward Non-human Animals among the G|ui Hunter-Gatherers

Kazuyoshi Sugawara

The purpose of this article is to outline a theory of ‘animal borders’ based on ethnographic materials I have collected over the past two decades among the G|ui Bushmen living in the Central Kalahari Desert, Botswana, in Southern Africa. First, I

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Czech Balneotherapy

Border Medicine and Health Tourism

Amy Speier

This essay exemplifies a particular approach to the field of health tourism, whereby the anthropology of tourism and medical anthropology can be used in conjunction. The serious business of healing is not usually associated with the pleasures of relaxation; however, Czech spas have historically been sites of both healing and leisure for visitors. Building on the suggestion of Veijola and Jokinen (1994), the body of the tourist is made the centre of this study. The bodies of patient-tourists at Czech health spas undergo various healing regimens, and their bodies signify a negotiation of national and cultural identities. Just as Bunzl (2000) considers bodies as constituting European cultural landscapes, this essay considers the ways in which German patient bodies at Czech health spas constitute a changing national, political and cultural relationship at a 'border' of Europe.

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Israel's wall and the logic of encystation

Sovereign exception or wild sovereignty?

Glenn Bowman

It seems vital, in the face of escalating Israeli expansionism in the Palestinian Territories and obstructionism in the "Peace Process," to theorize the cultural foundations of a process of containment and dispossession of Palestinians that can no longer convincingly be seen as mere strategy. Symptomatic of the Israeli state program is the "wall" (a.k.a., "the Security Fence" or the "Apartheid Wall") and its radical encroachment into territory designated as the grounds of a future Palestinian state. The following essay attempts an anthropological analysis of the concept of "border" in contemporary Israeli thought and practice, and, in so doing, assesses the impact of a limitless sovereignty on both an encompassed minority population and on international relations more generally.

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Undocumented People (En)Counter Border Policing

Near and Far from the US Border

Denise Brennan

Whether living along the border or deep within the US interior, undocumented people know that their lives could be upended by a traffic stop or by employers, landlords, or partners blowing the whistle on their legal status. The border may not be