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    Walls, Borders, Boundaries

    Silberman, Marc and Till, Karen E. and Ward, Janet (2012) Walls, Borders, Boundaries. In: Walls, Borders, Boundaries: Spatial and Cultural Practices in Europe. Berghahn Books, New York, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9780857455048

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    Walls are built and then fall, borders are fortified and then shift, boundaries are demarcated and then transgressed. And then they are constructed all over again. As (post)moderns living in an age of globalization, we weary of our seemingly old-fashioned political and market-oriented boundaries: walls and fences are a nuisance to build and maintain, they invite vandalism and intrusion (rather than guarantee privacy or protection), and public surveys often reveal disapproval of national boundaries for moral, aesthetic, and economic reasons. Indeed, recently erected walls and borders intended to sever communities or fortify political and economic boundaries between neighboring countries rarely solve the underlying political problems; more often they result in increased criminal activity, violence, and alienation.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: walls; borders; boundaries; economic; geography;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 9523
    Depositing User: Dr. Karen Till
    Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2018 10:45
    Publisher: Berghahn Books
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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