Title Information

A Companion to Border Studies

Edited by: Thomas M. Wilson and Hastings Donnan
eISBN: 9781405198936
Print publication date: 2012


Subject Anthropology

Key-Topics borders

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405198936.2012.x

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A Companion to Border Studies

Dramatic growth in the number of international borders has coincided in recent years with greater mobility than ever before–of goods, people and ideas. As a result, interest in borders as a focus of academic study has developed into a dynamic, multi-disciplinary field, embracing perspectives from anthropology, development studies, geography, history, political science and sociology. Authors provide a comprehensive examination of key characteristics of borders and frontiers, including cross-border cooperation, security and controls, migration and population displacements, hybridity, and transnationalism.

A Companion to Border Studies brings together these disciplines and viewpoints, through the writing of an international collection of preeminent border scholars. Drawing on research from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, the contributors argue that the future of Border Studies lies within such diverse collaborations, which approach comparatively the features of borders worldwide.

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Wilson, Thomas M. and Hastings Donnan (eds). A Companion to Border Studies. Blackwell Publishing, 2012. Blackwell Reference Online. 23 February 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781405198936_9781405198936>



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