Border Identities: Nation and State at International by Thomas M. Wilson, Hastings Donnan

By Thomas M. Wilson, Hastings Donnan

This publication bargains clean insights into the complicated and numerous ways that overseas frontiers impression cultural identities. Ten anthropological case reviews describe particular foreign borders in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North the US, and convey out the significance of boundary politics, and the varied types that it will possibly take. As a contribution to the broader theoretical debates approximately nationalism, transnationalism, and globalization, it's going to curiosity scholars and students in anthropology, political technological know-how, overseas reports and smooth background.

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Moreover, these collective usufruct rights had specific territorial boundaries. In 1674, an accord between the town of Puigcerda and the College of Priests of Santa Maria, seigneurs of Bolquera, named definite boundaries and border stones demarcating those areas where the peasants of Bolquera could pasture their herds; the limits named were distinct from the boundaries of Bolquera's territory itself (Arxiu Historic 40 Peter Sahlins de Puigcerda Protocols 1674). And in 1705, the communities of Guils and La Tor de Carol signed an accord that named the boundaries of their reciprocal grazing rights but not the boundaries of their territories (Archivo Historico Nacional Estado Libro 673d, fols.

Kopytoff, I. 1987. 'The internal African frontier: the making of African political culture', in I. ), The African frontier. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Lask, T. 1994. '"Baguette heads" and "spiked helmets": children's constructions of nationality at the German-French border', in H. Donnan and T M. ), Border approaches: anthropological perspectives on frontiers. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. Nation, state and identity at international borders 29 Lavie, S. 1990. The poetics of military occupation: allegories of Bedouin identity under Israeli and Egyptian rule.

Here too, as in North Africa and Mexico, border traffic is economically motivated. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, and facilitated by cross-border ethnic ties reactivated at the end of the Cold War, former Soviet citizens have streamed across the border as traders to ply their wares at roadside stalls or urban markets in an 'informal economy' largely unregulated by the Turkish state. For the most part, even if not actually welcomed, these traders have enjoyed the sympathy and the commercial patronage of most sections of the population on the Turkish side who appreciate the selection of goods and the cheaper prices.

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