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Borderlands : towards an anthropology of the cosmopolitan condition

Author: Michel Agier; David Fernbach
Publisher: Malden, MA : Polity, 2016.
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The images of migrants and refugees arriving in precarious boats on the shores of southern Europe, and of the makeshift camps that have sprung up in Lesbos, Lampedusa, Calais and elsewhere, have become familiar sights on television screens around the world. But what do we know about the border places - these liminal zones between countries and continents - that have become the focus of so much attention and anxiety  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Agier, Michel, 1953-
Borderlands.
Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016010176
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michel Agier; David Fernbach
ISBN: 9780745696799 0745696791 9780745696805 0745696805
OCLC Number: 935983402
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: ix, 186 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Migrant, the Border and the World --
Part I: Decentring the World --
The Elementary Forms of the Border --
The World as "Problem" --
Border Dwellers and Borderlands: Studies of Banal Cosmopolitism --
Part II: The Decentred Subject --
Questions of Method: Decentring Reconsidered Today --
Civilization, Culture, Race: Thee Explorations in Identity --
Logics and Politics of the Subject.
Other Titles: Condition cosmopolite.
Responsibility: Michel Agier ; translated by David Fernbach.

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The images of migrants and refugees arriving in precarious boats on the shores of southern Europe, and of the makeshift camps that have sprung up in Lesbos, Lampedusa, Calais and elsewhere, have  Read more...

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