Crossing Borderlands


Crossing Borderlands

Author: Andrea A. Lunsford

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822972530

Page: 288

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On the surface, postcolonial studies and composition studies appear to have little in common. However, they share a strikingly similar goal: to provide power to the words and actions of those who have been marginalized or oppressed. Postcolonial studies accomplishes this goal by opening a space for the voices of “others” in traditional views of history and literature. Composition studies strives to empower students by providing equal access to higher education and validation for their writing. For two fields that have so much in common, very little dialogue exists between them. Crossing Borderlands attempts to establish such an exchange in the hopes of creating a productive “borderland” where they can work together to realize common goals.

Crossing the Rubicon

In Crossing the Rubicon, Emmanuel Falque seeks to end this face-off. Convinced that “the more one theologizes, the better one philosophizes,” he proposes a counterblow by theology against phenomenology.

Crossing the Rubicon

Author: Emmanuel Falque

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823269892

Page: 216

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In France today, philosophy—phenomenology in particular—finds itself in a paradoxical relation to theology. Some debate a “theological turn.” Others disavow theological arguments as if such arguments would tarnish their philosophical integrity, while nevertheless carrying out theology in other venues. In Crossing the Rubicon, Emmanuel Falque seeks to end this face-off. Convinced that “the more one theologizes, the better one philosophizes,” he proposes a counterblow by theology against phenomenology. Instead of another philosophy of “the threshold” or “the leap”—and through a retrospective and forward-looking examination of his own method—he argues that an encounter between the two disciplines will reveal their mutual fruitfulness and their true distinctive borders. Falque shows that he has made the crossing between philosophy and theology and back again with audacity and perhaps a little recklessness, knowing full well that no one thinks without exposing himself to risk.

Hungarian Borderlands

With the borders with Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia now open, the old border crossing places underwent transformations. The usual welcome signs still ...

Hungarian Borderlands

Author: Frank N. Schubert

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441128948

Page: 272

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An in-depth examination of border decomposition, re-creation and destruction in 20th-century Hungary.

European Borderlands

All three terms relate to the borderland population's social practices across the border: 'transnational borderlanders' are the opposite of 'national ...

European Borderlands

Author: Elisabeth Boesen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317139771

Page: 198

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The expectations of European planners for the gradual disappearance of national borders, and the corresponding prognoses of social scientists, have turned out to be over-optimistic. Borders have not disappeared – not even in a unified and predominantly peaceful Europe – but rather they have changed, become more varied and, in a certain sense, mobile, taking on an important role in the everyday lives of more people than ever before. Furthermore, it is now widely accepted that borders do not just hinder communication and the formation of relationships, but also channel and prefigure them in a positive way. Presenting a number of studies of everyday life in European borderlands, this book addresses the multifarious and complex ways in which borders function as both barriers and bridges. Focusing on ‘established’ Western European borderlands – with the exception of three contrasting cases – the book attempts a turn from conflict to harmony in the study of borderlands and thus examines the more mundane manifestations of border life and the complex, often unconscious motives of everyday cross-border practices. The collection of chapters demonstrates that even in the case of ‘open’ political borders, the border remains an enduring factor that is not adequately described as either a problematic barrier or a desirable bridge. The studies look at bordering processes, not only approaching them from different disciplinary angles – sociology, anthropology, geography, history, political science and literary studies – but also choosing different scales and making comparisons that range from different borders of one country to the reactions and attitudes of different individuals in a single borderland village.

The Late Archaic Across the Borderlands

... each of which crosses four valley-mountain range systems. ... transects shown in Figures 5.1 and 5.2 were specifically chosen to cross major valleys and ...

The Late Archaic Across the Borderlands

Author: Bradley J. Vierra

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292706693

Page: 328

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For everyone interested in the origins of agriculture, early village formation, stone tool technology, human biological adaptation, paleoecology, and the history of the Borderlands, this book will be essential reading."--BOOK JACKET.

Performance in the Borderlands

Their movements, coupled with the scale of the borders encountered and boundaries crossed, inform their subjectivity and shape their experiences.

Performance in the Borderlands

Author: R. Rivera-Servera

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230294553

Page: 283

View: 808

A border is a force of containment that inspires dreams of being overcome and crossed; motivates bodies to climb over; and threatens physical harm. This book critically examines a range of cultural performances produced in relation to the tensions and movements of/about the borders dividing North America, including the Caribbean.

Trust and Mistrust in the Economies of the China Russia Borderlands

With few crossing points open for trade along the thousands of miles of the Sino-Russian border,7 the result is bottlenecks, queues, and rich opportunities ...

Trust and Mistrust in the Economies of the China Russia Borderlands

Author: Caroline Humphrey Humphrey

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048528984


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he first English-language book to focus on northeast Sino-Russian border economies, Trust and Mistrust in the Economies of the China-Russia Borderlands examines how trans-border economies function in practice. The authors offer an anthropological understanding of trust in juxtaposition to the economy and the state. They argue that the history of suspicion and the securitised character of the Sino-Russian border mean that trust is at a premium. The chapters show how diverse kinds of cross-border business manage to operate, often across great distances, despite widespread mistrust.

Crossing borders and queering citizenship

Crossing borders and queering citizenship begins, then, from a rereading of Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1987), ...

Crossing borders and queering citizenship

Author: Zalfa Feghali

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1526134470

Page: 216

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Can reading make us better citizens? Fusing queer theory, citizenship studies, and border studies in its exploration of seven U.S., Canadian, and Indigenous authors, poets, and performance artists, Crossing borders and queering citizenship theorises how reading can work as a empowering tool in contemporary civic struggles in the North America.

China s Borderlands

Locals from either side of the border between Xinjiang and Kyrgyzstan or Gorno-Badakhshan rarely cross the boundary as tradertourists, driver-transporters, ...

China s Borderlands

Author: Steven Parham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786721252

Page: 304

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This region - which marks the meeting of China and post-Soviet Central Asia - is increasingly important militarily, economically and geographically. Yet we know little of the people that live there, beyond a romanticised 'Silk Road' sense of fraternity. In fact, relations between the people of this region are tense, and border violence is escalating - even as the identity and nationality of the people on the ground shifts to meet their new geopolitical realities. As Steven Parham shows, many of the world's Soviet borders have proved to be deeply unstable and, in the end, impermanent. Meanwhile, the looming presence of Modern China and Russia, who are funneling money and military resources into the region - partly to fight what they see as a growing Islamic activism - are adding fuel to the fire. This lyrical, intelligent book functions as part travelogue, part sociological exploration, and is based on a unique body of research - five months trekking through the checkpoints of the border regions. As China continues to grow and become more assertive, as it has been recently in Africa and in the South China Seas - as well as in Xinjiang - China's borderlands have become a battleground between the Soviet past and the Chinese future.

A User s Guide to Postcolonial and Latino Borderland Fiction

In Crossing Borderlands Andrea A. Lunsford and Lahoucine Ouzgane declare in the introduction to their edited volume how postcolonial and borderland ...

A User s Guide to Postcolonial and Latino Borderland Fiction

Author: Frederick Luis Aldama

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029271968X

Page: 198

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Why are so many people attracted to narrative fiction? How do authors in this genre reframe experiences, people, and environments anchored to the real world without duplicating "real life"? In which ways does fiction differ from reality? What might fictional narrative and reality have in common--if anything? By analyzing novels such as Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things, Amitav Ghosh's The Glass Palace, Zadie Smith's White Teeth, and Hari Kunzru's The Impressionist, along with selected Latino comic books and short fiction, this book explores the peculiarities of the production and reception of postcolonial and Latino borderland fiction. Frederick Luis Aldama uses tools from disciplines such as film studies and cognitive science that allow the reader to establish how a fictional narrative is built, how it functions, and how it defines the boundaries of concepts that appear susceptible to limitless interpretations. Aldama emphasizes how postcolonial and Latino borderland narrative fiction authors and artists use narrative devices to create their aesthetic blueprints in ways that loosely guide their readers' imagination and emotion. In A User's Guide to Postcolonial and Latino Borderland Fiction, he argues that the study of ethnic-identified narrative fiction must acknowledge its active engagement with world narrative fictional genres, storytelling modes, and techniques, as well as the way such fictions work to move their audiences.

Borderlines and Borderlands

The Failure of Cross - Boundary Cooperation Following the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993 and 1995 , there were some initial attempts to increase the ...

Borderlines and Borderlands

Author: Alexander C. Diener

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742556362

Page: 281

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Focusing on unusual international border shapes, this fascinating book highlights the important truth that all borders, even those that appear "natural," were created by people. The unique and compelling histories of some of the world's oddest borders provide an ideal context for accessible and enlightening discussions of cultural globalization, economic integration, international migration, imperialism, postcolonialism, global terrorism, nationalism, and supranationalism. Each contributor's regional expertise enriches a textured account of the historical context in which these borders came into existence as well as their historical and ongoing influence on the people and states they bound.

Preaching in and the Borderlands

About sixty1 to eighty percent2 of Latin American women crossing the US/Mexico border are raped during their journey.3 The lived experience of these women ...

Preaching in and the Borderlands

Author: J. Dwayne Howell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532664656

Page: 188

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What is to be the church’s response to the immigrant? Most immigrants in American society are seeking a better life. They are among the most vulnerable, possessing little and at the mercy of those they work for in the communities where they live. The essays in this book address issues for churches to consider as they seek to better understand how to respond to immigration. The book examines biblical, ethical, theological, and homiletical areas of the topic and includes contributions from experienced pastors, theologians, legal experts, and activists. With contributions from: Sarah Ellen Eads Adkins Claudio Carvalhaes Jason W. Crosby Miguel A. De La Torre Rebecca Hensley Robert Hoch Melanie A. Howard Maha Kolko Gerald C. Liu Joy Moore Heidi Neumark Owen K. Ross Lis Valle Michael Waters

Mobility and Migration Choices

Thresholds to Crossing Borders Martin van der Velde, Ton van Naerssen ... engage in cultural group and religious events and to tour in the borderlands.

Mobility and Migration Choices

Author: Martin van der Velde

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317095103

Page: 306

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The crossing of national state borders is one of the most-discussed issues of contemporary times and it poses many challenges for individual and collective identities. This concerns both short-distance mobility as well as long-distance migration. Choosing to move - or not - across international borders is a complex decision, involving both cognitive and emotional processes. This book tests the approach that three crucial thresholds need to be crossed before mobility occurs; the individual’s mindset about migrating, the choice of destination and perception of crossing borders to that location and the specific routes and spatial trajectories available to get there. Thus both borders and trajectories can act as thresholds to spatial moves. The threshold approach, with its focus on processes affecting whether, when and where to move, aims to understand the decision-making process in all its dimensions, in the hope that this will lead to a better understanding of the ways migrants conceive, perceive and undertake their transnational journeys. This book examines the three constitutive parts discerned in the cross-border mobility decision-making process: people, borders and trajectories and their interrelationships. Illustrated by a global range of case studies, it demonstrates that the relation between the three is not fixed but flexible and that decision-making contains aspects of belonging, instability, security and volatility affecting their mobility or immobility.

Transforming Borders

... Chicanas/ os are in a continuous process of border crossing. ... have no choice but to continue crossing borders and living in the borderlands.

Transforming Borders

Author: Alejandra C. Elenes

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739147811

Page: 240

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Transforming Borders: Chicana/o Popular Culture and Pedagogy situates Chicana feminists' re-imagining of La Llorona, the Virgin of Guadalupe, and Malintzin/Malinche as sources of border/transformative pedagogies. In doing so, C. Alejandra Elenes contributes to the scholarship on transformative pedagogies by adding the voices of Chicana feminist pedagogies, epistemologies, and ontologies. Linking the relationship between cultural practices, knowledge, and teaching in everyday life, Elenes develops h er conceptualization of border/transformative pedagogies.

Battlegrounds and Crossroads

My analysis of Chicana writings intends to explore these two complementary sides of the Mexican - American nepantla space or borderlands : the borderlands ...

Battlegrounds and Crossroads

Author: Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042011960

Page: 408

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Of interest to informed readers responsive to combined textual and cultural approaches to Chicano/a literature and literature in general, Battleground and Crossroads weaves in various critical and theoretical threads to inquire into the relationship between intimate and public spaces in Chicana literature. Without claiming the borderlands as exclusive of the Chicana/o imagination, this book acknowledges the importance of this metaphor for bringing to view a more intercultural United States, allowing it to become inflected with the particularity of each text. The analyses of Chicana fiction, drama, and autobiography explore the construction of identity through the representation of social space and the transformation of literary space. For discussion of a diacritical territory this volume draws on a interdisciplinary practice that facilitates the journey from the most intimate spaces to the most public spaces of modernity, so that the aesthetic text yields its knowledge of the contingent historical circumstances of its production in material and existential terms. The apparent regionalism and localism of this literature is nothing but a reflection of the relationship between the local and the global, the private and the public, the personal and the political, the aesthetic and the ideological, the subversive and the mainstream. Each text stands by itself while it also reaches out to the sociopolitical imaginary for interpretation through an interdisciplinary methodology that is indispensable to do justice to a politicized aesthetics.

Diversifying STEM

A theoretical framework of CRF allows for the interweaving of borderland ... Border Crossing Borderlands theory (Anzaldúa, 1987) highlights individual ...

Diversifying STEM

Author: Ebony O. McGee

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 1978805691

Page: 232

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Research frequently neglects the important ways that race and gender intersect within the complex structural dynamics of STEM. Diversifying STEM fills this void, bringing together a wide array of perspectives and the voices of a number of multidisciplinary scholars. The essays cover three main areas: the widely-held ideology that science and mathematics are “value-free,” which promotes pedagogies of colorblindness in the classroom as well as an avoidance of discussions around using mathematics and science to promote social justice; how male and female students of color experience the intersection of racist and sexist structures that lead to general underrepresentation and marginalization; and recognizing that although there are no quick fixes, there exists evidence-based research suggesting concrete ways of doing a better job of including individuals of color in STEM. As a whole this volume will allow practitioners, teachers, students, faculty, and professionals to reimagine STEM across a variety of educational paradigms, perspectives, and disciplines, which is critical in finding solutions that broaden the participation of historically underrepresented groups within the STEM disciplines.


This 'frontier effect has many facets to it, but chief among them is the clear delineation of nation and state, of nationalism and statism, at and across ...


Author: Hastings Donnan

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761851240

Page: 158

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This book examines how different kinds of security and insecurity manifest and interconnect at state borders, encompassing the personal and the political, the social and the economic, in ways that reinforce or undermine the identities of those whose lives these borders frame.

Divided Village The Cold War in the German Borderlands

The farmer responded that he believed he was still on his property and had not crossed into the “dangerous border strip” as he put it to a Hof journalist.76 ...

Divided Village  The Cold War in the German Borderlands

Author: Jason B. Johnson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351811053

Page: 244

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In 1983, then-US Vice President George H.W. Bush delivered a speech in London. He had just been in West Berlin and spoke about his first visit to the Berlin Wall. Bush then went on to describe another German wall he saw after Berlin: "if anything, that wall was an even greater obscenity than its eponym to the north." The story of that wall is a fascinating and valuable slice of the history of post-war Europe. That wall had gone up nearly two hundred miles southwest of Berlin at the edge of divided Germany, in the tiny, remote farming village of Mödlareuth. For nearly half the twentieth century, the Iron Curtain divided Mödlareuth in two. In this little valley surrounded by forests and fields, the villagers of Mödlareuth found themselves on the literal front-line of the Cold War. The East German state gradually militarized the border through the community while eastern villagers exhibited a range of responses to cope with their changing circumstances, reflective of the variable nature of the Cold War border through Germany: along the Iron Curtain, the size and isolation of the divided place influenced the local character of the division.

Continental Crossroads

Remapping U.S.-Mexico Borderlands History Samuel Truett, Elliott Young. Offutt , Saltillo , 1770-1810 : Town and Region in the Mexican North ( Tucson ...

Continental Crossroads

Author: Samuel Truett

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822333890

Page: 344

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The U.S.-Mexico borderlands have long supported a web of relationships that transcend the U.S. and Mexican nations. While national histories have tended to overlook these complex connections, Continental Crossroads rewrites borderlands history by focusing on them. The contributors to this collection chronicle the transnational processes that bound Mexico and the United States together during the borderlands' formative era-from the early nineteenth century into the 1940s. Book jacket.