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Borderlands : Ethnographic Approaches to Security, Power, and Identity.

Author: Hastings Donnan; Thomas M Wilson
Publisher: Lanham : University Press of America, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines how different kinds of security and insecurity manifest and interconnect at state borders, encompassing the personal and the political, the social and the economic, in ways that reinforce or undermine the identities of those whose lives these borders frame.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hastings Donnan; Thomas M Wilson
ISBN: 0761851232 9780761851233
OCLC Number: 994563614
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (159 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Chapter 1: Ethnography, security and the 'frontier effect' in borderlands; Chapter 2: US-Mexico border cultures and the challenge of asymmetrical interpenetration; Chapter 3: Security and ethnography on the Triple Frontier of the Southern Cone; Chapter 4: Researching the border's economic underworld: The 'fayuca hormiga' in the US-Mexico borderlands; Chapter 5: Symbols of security and contest along the Irish border; Chapter 6: Borderland tactics: Cross-border marriage in the highlands of Borneo. Chapter 7: Fieldwork on the border: Ethnographic engagements in south-eastern EuropeChapter 8: Gating ecology in a gated globe: Environmental aspects of 'securing our borders'; Index.

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This book examines how different kinds of security and insecurity manifest and interconnect at state borders, encompassing the personal and the political, the social and the economic, in ways that reinforce or undermine the identities of those whose lives these borders frame.

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