Border Regions Series, Borderscaping: Imaginations and practice of Border Making

Border Regions Series, Borderscaping: Imaginations and practice of Border Making

(2016); edited by James W. Scott, fl. 2015, Jussi Laine, fl. 2007, Gianluca Bocchi, 1954- and Chiara Brambilla, fl. 2007, in Border Regions Series (New York, NY: Routledge (Publisher), 2016, originally published 2015), 279 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Using the borderscapes concept, this book offers an approach to border studies that expresses the multilevel complexity of borders, from the geopolitical to social practice and cultural production at and across the border. Accordingly, it encourages a productive understanding of the processual, de-territorialized and dispersed nature of borders and their ensuring regimes in the era of globalization and transnational flows as well as showcasing border research as an interdisciplinary field with its own academic standing. Contemporary bordering processes and practices are examined through the borderscapes lens to uncover important connections between borders as a ’challenge' to national (and EU) policies and borders as potential elements of political innovation through conceptual (re-)framings of social, political, economic and cultural spaces. The authors offer a nuanced and critical re-reading and understanding of the border not as an entity to be taken for granted, but as a place of investigation and as a resource in terms of the construction of novel (geo)political imaginations, social and spatial imaginaries and cultural images. In so doing, they suggest that rethinking borders means deconstructing the interweaving between political practices of inclusion-exclusion and the images created to support and communicate them on the cultural level by Western territorialist modernity. The result is a book that proposes a wandering through a constellation of bordering policies, discourses, practices and images to open new possibilities for thinking, mapping, acting and living borders under contemporary globalization.
Field of Interest
World History
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2015 Chiara Brambilla, Jussi Laine, James W. Scott and Gianluca Bocchi
Content Type
Book
Warning: Contains explicit content
No
Format
Text
Original Publication Date
2015
Page Count
279
Publication Year
2016
Publisher
Routledge (Publisher)
Place Published / Released
New York, NY
Subject
World History, Global Issues, History, Social Sciences, Political and Social Movements, Territorial Disputes, Border Disputes, Border Enforcement and Control, Border Events and Areas Context, EU and its Borders, Internal and External, Political boundaries, Crossing borders, Sociology, Politics & Policy, Movimientos Políticos y Sociales, Movimentos Sociais e Políticos, Las Disputas Territoriales, Disputas Territoriais, 20th Century in World History (1914--2000)
Series / Program
Border Regions Series
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Movimientos Políticos y Sociales, Movimentos Sociais e Políticos, Las Disputas Territoriales, Disputas Territoriais

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