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The Territorialization of Vietnam's Northern Upland Frontier

Migrant Motivations and Misgivings from World War II until Today

Sarah Turner, Thi-Thanh-Hien Pham, and Ngô Thúy Hạnh

, we first outline our conceptual framework, drawing from frontier and territorialization studies and migration network theory. We then contextualize our study by briefly reviewing recent “development” in Vietnam's northern uplands, before analyzing the

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Processes of Territorialization in Mexico

Indigenous Government, Violence, and <em>Comunalidad</em>

Philipp Wolfesberger

Current violence and insecurity have transformed many aspects of social life in Mexico. In this article, I will analyze how the different configurations of indigenous autonomous government in Cherán and Tlahuitoltepec are viable forms of social organization for providing local security through their relationship with communal territory. In the initial theoretic discussion, I define territorialization as a dynamic process that includes multiple actors, involves a collaborative claim over land and is grounded in violence. In the empiric part, I focus on the processes of territorialization that encompass the relation of indigenous autonomous government, violence, and comunalidad. The (violent) conflicts over hegemonic projects are compound in this study by the autonomous indigenous government and their linkages with the state apparatus of representative democracy.

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Jaume Castan Pinos

English abstract: During the 1990s a deterritorialization emerged, a "borderless world" trend that tended to dismiss borders as increasingly irrelevant to the human experience. Thus, the idea that borders were becoming increasingly fuzzy became popular in political discourse, particularly in Europe. This article challenges this vision, which, despite losing importance in academic circles, has now been reproduced in popular culture, arguing that borders have not been removed and that territoriality still plays a crucial role at the beginning of the 21st century. This claim will be justified with evidence stemming from different policies, dynamics, and discourses. By analyzing the importance of territoriality from three different angles (policy, territorial disputes, and discourses), the article aims to demonstrate that borders and their "barrier" function are likely to continue being significant in the foreseeable future.

Spanish abstract: Durante la década de 1990 surgió una tendencia de de-territorialización, o "mundo sin fronteras", que pretendía descartar las fronteras como algo cada vez más irrelevante para la experiencia humana. Así, se hizo popular en el discurso político la idea de que las fronteras eran cada vez más borrosas, particularmente en Europa. Este artículo cuestiona esta visión que, a pesar de perder importancia en círculos académicos, ha sobrevivido en la cultura popular, argumentando que las fronteras no están desapareciendo y que la territorialidad sigue desempeñando un papel crucial a principios del siglo XXI. Dicho argumento será justificado con evidencias procedentes de diferentes políticas, dinámicas y discursos. Mediante el análisis de la importancia de las fronteras desde tres ángulos distintos (políticas de securitización, disputas territoriales y discursos), el artículo pretende demostrar que las fronteras y su función de barrera, probablemente continuaran siendo importantes en el futuro previsible.

French abstract: Au cours des années 1990, émerge une certaine tendance à la déterritorialisation et à l'aspiration d'un «monde sans frontières», fondée sur le rejet des frontières que l'on jugeait incompatibles avec l'expérience humaine. Ainsi, l'idée selon laquelle les frontières devenaient de plus en plus floues s'est popularisée dans le discours politique, en particulier en Europe. Cet article remet en question cette vision qui, bien qu'ayant perdu de son importance dans la sphère académique a été reproduite dans la culture populaire, en faisant valoir l'idée que les frontières n'ont pas été dissoutes et que la territorialité joue encore un rôle crucial au début du 21e siècle. Cette affirmation sera soutenue par des preuves provenant de différentes politiques, dynamiques et discours. En analysant l'importance de la territorialité sous les trois angles différents que sont la politique, les querelles territoriales et les discours, l'article vise à démontrer que les frontières, dans leur fonction «barrière», continueront à jouer un rôle significatif dans l'avenir.

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Professor Anna Stilz and Interviewed by Dr Christine Hobden

18 November 2019 CH: Thank you for agreeing to do this. The prompt for the interview was to talk about your recently published book, Territorial Sovereignty, but I thought before we got into that you could say something about your earlier

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Policentrismo y su relevancia para el análisis socioterritorial

Características, enfoques y dimensiones analíticas

Gabriela De la Mora-De la Mora

sistemas policéntricos requiere de un enfoque multidisciplinario a fin de comprender las interacciones entre diversos sistemas y subsistemas en un contexto socio-territorial específico. Este enfoque además de ser utilizado en la planeación urbana, también

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María del Pilar Jiménez Márquez and Lucila Zárraga Cano

1980 37,190 1990 167,073 2000 397,191 2010 628,306 Fuente: Elaboración propia con base en los Censos Generales de Población y Vivienda INEGI 1980–2010. Este estudio tiene un enfoque territorial porque explica a

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Gisela Welz

In the 1970s, scholar Ina-Maria Greverus was a pioneer in opening German Volkskunde towards international horizons. Her concept of human-environment interaction as “territoriality”, inspired by US-american cultural ecology, is reconsidered as an anthropology of the Anthropocene avant la lettre.

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Anthropology of Europe Redux

Déjà vu in the South

Jon P. Mitchell

For good reasons, anthropology some decades ago deconstructed the Mediterraneanist picture of familialist societies in the South. However, this deconstruction unexpectedly had its political twin in Malta’s fight against corruption to meet the conditions for EU-membership in 2004. Drawing on a deeper concept of “territoriality”, introduced by anthropologist Ina-Maria Greverus, the article considers lately observed new variants of nationalist positions that paradoxically are deeply entwined with clientelistic dynamics against the state, culminating in the recent murder of critical journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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The many faces of Turkish Odessa

Ecumenical communities and multiple alliances across the Black Sea

Vera Skvirskaja

The article discusses regional territoriality by looking at the heterogeneous community of Turkish male migrants and the multiple alliances they establish in post-Soviet Odessa, Ukraine. In its public image, the city plays down ideas of urban continuities with the Ottoman past, but new relations between Turkish newcomers and various Turkic-speaking groups in the area both create different and overlapping “ecumenical communities” and actualize long-forgotten connections or marginal historical visions. These migrants also generate important links to the area through marriage and intimate relations with Slav women. I argue that alliances between Turkish migrants and Turkic-speaking minorities and local women not only allow them to make the city their own, but also create a distance from wider Odessan society.

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Building a State in a State

Drawing of the Borders of the Komi (Zyrian) Autonomous Oblast in the 1920s

Indrek Jääts

This article analyses the conceptual path to the creation of national territorial autonomies of the Komi (Zyrians) and Komi-Permiaks in the 1920s. It focuses on the history of the idea of Komi autonomy and on the formation of the borders of the Komi Autonomous Oblast. The creation of the Komi autonomy was, first of all, the project of the small group of nationalist Komi communists. They tried to unite all the Komi politically, and were successful as far as their aims were in accordance with contemporary Soviet nationalities policy. However, they were not able to include Permiak areas, mainly because of the opposition of neighbouring Russian provincial elites.