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Border Politics: Social Movements, Collective Identities, and Globalization

Nancy A. Naples and Jennifer Bickham Mendez


In the current historical moment borders have taken on heightened material and symbolic significance, shaping identities and the social and political landscape. “Borders”—defined broadly to include territorial dividing lines as well as sociocultural boundaries—have become increasingly salient sites of struggle over social belonging and cultural and material resources. How do contemporary activists navigate and challenge these borders? What meanings do they ascribe to different social, cultural, and political boundaries, and how do these meanings shape the strategies in which they engage? Moreo ... More

Keywords: borders, territorial divides, territorial dividing lines, sociocultural boundaries, border politics

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781479898992
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479898992.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy A. Naples, editor

Jennifer Bickham Mendez, editor

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1 Border Politics

Jennifer Bickham Mendez and Nancy A. Naples

Part I Gendered, Ethno-Nationalist Struggles and Militarization

2 “Border Granny Wants You!”

Jennifer L. Johnson

3 Defending the Nation

Meera Sehgal

Part II Politicized Identities and Belonging

7 Constricting Boundaries

Deana A. Rohlinger, Jesse Klein, Tara M. Stamm, and Kyle Rogers

8 Occupy Slovenia

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9 Challenging Borders, Imagining Europe

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Part III Contested Solidarities and Emerging Sites of Struggle

10 Frames, Boomerangs, and Global Assemblages

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12 “Giving Wings to Our Dreams”

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13 Border Politics

Jennifer Bickham Mendez and Nancy A. Naples