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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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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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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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Laurie Kain Hart

effects made visible in the material-infrastructural world. The presence of scores of abandoned but architecturally impressive buildings in the border zone landscape of the Prespa Lakes in northwest Greek Macedonia puzzled me on my first visit in 1993. The

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Elisabetta Nadalutti

). It follows that this article focuses on the ethical dimension of the EU cohesion policy by considering cross-border cooperation (CBC) activities. These activities are important to the Cohesion Fund scheme in order to achieve the EU overall project

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Lorenzo Cañás Bottos

Based on fieldwork undertaken in 2004–2005, I analyze how the Irish border has been constructed, represented, challenged, and imagined by both the state and borderlanders as a means to discuss processes of constructing sovereignty. I focus on the concept of “assemblage” to integrate and highlight the tensions and contradictions between different levels of analysis: the juridical, the academic representation of the border, and the memories and practices of borderlanders. I argue that sovereignty, rather than a claim to be taken at face value by states, is the emergent property of the combination of a variety of forces, forms, and practices involved in the making of borders, and that its very enactment also produces anti-sovereign effects.

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Nonrecording the “European refugee crisis” in Greece

Navigating through irregular bureaucracy

Katerina Rozakou

Aegean Sea in unseaworthy rubber dinghies. The fortunate ones reached the shores of Lesvos, which turned into the “frontline of the refugee crisis” ( Papataxiarchis 2016 ) and a solidarity terrain ( Rozakou 2016 ). Upon arrival, border crossers went

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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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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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A Divided City in a Common Market

EU Citizenship and Everyday Instrumentalities on the Polish-German Border

Andrew D. Asher

Based on an ethnographic case study in the border cities of Frankfurt (Oder), Germany and Słubice, Poland, this article explores the construction and maintenance of ethnic difference within the transnational economic and social spaces created by the European Union's common market. Through an examination of three domains of cross-border citizenship practice - shopping and consumption, housing and work - this article argues that even as the European Union deploys policies aimed at creating de-territorialised and supranational forms of identity and citizenship, economic asymmetries and hierarchies of value embedded within these policies grant rights differentially in ways that continue to be linked to ethnicity and nationality.