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Within the present historic second borders have taken on heightened fabric and symbolic value, shaping identities and the social and political panorama. "Borders"—defined extensively 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 diverse social, cultural and political obstacles, and the way do those meanings form the suggestions within which they have interaction? additionally, how do those social pursuits confront inner borders in keeping with the variations that emerge inside of social swap initiatives?

Border Politics, edited by means of Nancy A. Naples and Jennifer Bickham Mendez, explores those vital questions via 11 rigorously chosen case stories located in geographic contexts around the world. through 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 additionally fortified and redrawn. This quantity particularly locations right-wing and social justice tasks within the similar analytical body to spot styles that span the political spectrum. Border Politics deals a lens during which to appreciate borders as websites of various struggles, in addition to the recommendations and practices utilized by assorted social routine in today's globally interconnected global.

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Boulder, CO: Westview Press. Evans, Peter. 2000. Fighting Marginalization with Transnational Networks: CounterHegemonic Globalization. Contemporary Sociology. 29(1): 230-241. Fassin, Didier. 2011. Policing Borders, Producing Boundaries.  Annual Review of Anthropology 40: 213–226. Fernandez Kelly, Maria.  For We Are Sold, I and My People: Women and Industry in Mexico’s Frontier. Albany: SUNY Press. Gambetti, Zeynep and Marcial Godoy-Anativia, eds. 2010. Rhetorics of Insecurity : Belonging And Violence In The Neoliberal Era.

Naples differences of national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, and class (Bandy and Bickham Mendez 2003). But they also reveal how gender and sexuality, along with power relations of race, ethnicity, class, and nation, “fracture the space of transnational civil society and constrain opposi­tion to neoliberalism” (Bandy and Bickham Mendez 2003, 174). Tensions that emerge from power disparities within transnational networks remain a challenge to local activists whose vision and goals may be overridden by more powerful transnational allies (see also Thayer 2010; Bickham Mendez 2005; Naples and Desai 2002a).

Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Snow, David A. 1986. Frame Alignment Processes, Micromobilization, and Movement Participation. American Sociological Review 51(1): 464–481. Snow, David A. 2004. Social Movements as Challenges to Authority: Resistance to an Emerging Conceptual Hegemony. In Authority and Contention: Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, vol 25. edited by Daniel J. Myers and Daniel M. Cress, 3–25. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. Spener, David, and Kathleen Staudt.

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