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By Alexander C. Diener,Joshua Hagen,Eric D. Carter,Karen Culcasi,Reece Jones,Robert Lloyd,Nick Megoran,Julian V. Minghi,David Newman,Robert Ostergren,William C. Rowe

From our earliest schooldays, we're proven the realm as a colourful university of nations, each one outlined via their very own immutable borders. What we frequently do not realize is that each political boundary used to be created through humans. No political border is extra traditional or actual than one other, but a few foreign borders make no obvious feel in any respect. whereas concentrating on a few of these strange border shapes, this attention-grabbing booklet highlights the $64000 fact that all borders, even those who look "normal," are social buildings. In an period the place the continuing relevance of the kingdom country is being wondered and the place transnationalism is changing the measure to which borders successfully demarcate areas of belonging, the participants argue that this element is essential to our figuring out of the area.

The precise and compelling histories of a few of the world's oddest borders offer an excellent context for this team of specialists to supply obtainable and enlightening discussions of cultural globalization, fiscal integration, overseas migration, imperialism, postcolonialism, worldwide terrorism, nationalism, and supranationalism. each one author's local services enriches a textured account of the historic context within which those borders got here into lifestyles in addition to their ancient and ongoing impact at the humans and states they bound.

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Contributions by: Eric D. Carter, Karen Culcasi, Alexander C. Diener, Joshua Hagen, Reece Jones, Robert Lloyd, Nick Megoran, Julian V. Minghi, David Newman, Robert Ostergren, and William C. Rowe.

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