Walls, Borders, Boundaries

Walls, Borders, Boundaries

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How is it that walls, borders, boundariesa€”and their material and symbolic architectures of division and exclusiona€”engender their very opposite? This edited volume explores the crossings, permeations, and constructions of cultural and political borders between peoples and territories, examining how walls, borders, and boundaries signify both interdependence and contact within sites of conflict and separation. Topics addressed range from the geopolitics of Europe's historical and contemporary city walls to conceptual reflections on the intersection of human rights and separating walls, the memory politics generated in historically disputed border areas, theatrical explorations of border crossings, and the mapping of boundaries within migrant communities.The essays in this project on walls, borders, and boundaries form a dynamic contribution to the ongoing a€œspatial turna€ in ... Topics such as ours that regroup both audiences and debates may impact the research questions we ask, the topics we teach, and the ... Nevada, Las Vegas), who translated Olaf Briesea#39;s essay; and to Claire Davis (University of Wisconsin, Madison), who compiled the volume index.

Title:Walls, Borders, Boundaries
Author: Janet Ward, Marc Silberman, Karen E. Till
Publisher:Berghahn Books - 2012

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