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Borderlands : towards an anthropology of the cosmopolitan condition

Author: Michel Agier; David Fernbach
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English editionView all editions and formats
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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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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: 956919771
Description: ix, 186 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Blocked at the border --
Indifference and solidarities --
Borders and walls --
Borderlands and their inhabitants: a banal cosmopolitism --
pt. I Decentring the World --
1.The Elementary Forms of the Border --
The border as centre of reflection --
Temporal, social and spatial dimensions of the border ritual --
Community and locality: the border as social fact --
An anthropology of/in the border --
2.The World as `Problem' --
War at the borders --
Is the world a problem? Cosmopolitical reality and realpolitik --
Violence at the border: the outside of the nation --
Walls of war --
3.Border Dwellers and Borderlands: Studies of Banal Cosmopolitism --
The border dwellers: figures and places of relative foreignness --
Being-in-the-world on the border: a new cosmopolitan condition --
pt. II The Decentred Subject --
4.Questions of Method: Decentring Reconsidered Today --
A critical moment: the contemporary turn in anthropology --
Note continued: The end of the `great divide' --
Decentring reconceived --
A contemporary and situational anthropology --
5.Civilization, Culture, Race: Three Explorations in Identity --
Civilization as hyper-border: mirrors of Africa --
The migration of spirits: mobilities and identity-based cultures --
Race and racism: how can one be black? --
Escaping the identity trap --
6.Logics and Politics of the Subject --
An anthropology of the subject --
The decentred subject: three situational analyses --
Moments and politics of the other-subject.
Other Titles: Condition cosmopolite.
Responsibility: Michel Agier ; translated by David Fernbach.

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