Border Politics: Social Movements, Collective Identities, and Globalization

Border Politics: Social Movements, Collective Identities, and Globalization


In the present old second borders have taken on heightened fabric and symbolic value, shaping identities and the social and political panorama. “Borders”—defined widely to incorporate territorial dividing strains in addition to sociocultural boundaries—have turn into more and more salient websites of fight over social belonging and cultural and fabric assets. How do modern activists navigate and problem those borders? What meanings do they ascribe to diversified social, cultural and political barriers, and the way do those meanings form the thoughts within which they interact? additionally, how do those social routine confront inner borders in response to the diversities that emerge inside of social switch initiatives?
 
Border Politics, edited by way of Nancy A. Naples and Jennifer Bickham Mendez, explores those vital questions via 11 conscientiously chosen case experiences positioned in geographic contexts around the world. by means of conceptualizing struggles over id, social belonging and exclusion as extensions of border politics, the authors catch the complicated ways that geographic, cultural, and symbolic dividing strains are blurred and transcended, but in addition fortified and redrawn. This quantity significantly locations right-wing and social justice tasks within the related analytical body to spot styles that span the political spectrum. Border Politics deals a lens by which to appreciate borders as websites of numerous struggles, in addition to the options and practices utilized by diversified social pursuits in today’s globally interconnected world. 
 
Contributors:  Phillip Ayoub, Renata Blumberg, Yvonne Braun, Moon Charania, Michael Dreiling, Jennifer Johnson, Jesse Klein, Andrej Kurnik, Sarah Maddison, Duncan McDuie-Ra, Jennifer Bickham Mendez, Nancy A. Naples, David Paternotte, Maple Razsa, Raphi Rechitsky, Kyle Rogers, Deana Rohlinger, Cristina Sanidad, Meera Sehgal, Tara Stamm, Michelle Téllez

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