Entangled Borders

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If there is one thing that contemporary borders are supposed to do, it is to clearly separate things out, clearly demarcate the difference between here and somewhere else. It is obvious that this is not always, or perhaps even often, successfully achieved: the world is full of unfinished, contested and overlapping political borders. Drawing first from examples provided by the European Union and Brexit, and then from the past and present experiences of migration and the movement of peoples to and from the island of Lesvos, the paper suggests that understanding borders as being entangled, both with contemporary and past relations and separations from other places, can help in understanding contemporary border dynamics.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
JournalArchivio antropologico mediterraneo
Issue number2
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 5143 Social and cultural anthropology
  • Borders
  • Migration
  • Lesvos
  • European union
  • Crosslocations

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