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The Resource Walling, Boundaries and Liminality : A Political Anthropology of Transformations, edited by Agnes Horvath, Marius Ion Ben?a and Joan Davison

Walling, Boundaries and Liminality : A Political Anthropology of Transformations, edited by Agnes Horvath, Marius Ion Ben?a and Joan Davison

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Walling, Boundaries and Liminality : A Political Anthropology of Transformations
Title
Walling, Boundaries and Liminality
Title remainder
A Political Anthropology of Transformations
Statement of responsibility
edited by Agnes Horvath, Marius Ion Ben?a and Joan Davison
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Contemporary challenges related to walls, borders and encirclement, such as migration, integration and endemic historical conflicts, can only be understood properly from a long-term perspective. This book seeks to go beyond conventional definitions of the long durée by locating the social practice of walling and encirclement in the broadest context of human history, integrating insights from archaeology and anthropology. Such an approach, far from being simply academic, has crucial contemporary relevance, as its focus on origins helps to locate the essential dynamics of this practice, and provides a rare external position from which to view the phenomenon as a transformative exercise, with the area walled serving as an artificial womb or matrix. The modern world, with its ingrained ideas of borders, nation states and other entities, often makes it is very difficult to gain a critical distance and detachment to see beyond conventional perspectives. The unique approach of this book offers an antidote to this problem. Cases discussed in the book range from Palaeolithic caves, the ancient walls of Göbekli Tepe, Jericho and Babylon, to the foundation of Rome, the Chinese Empire, medieval Europe and the Berlin Wall. The book also looks at contemporary developments such as the Palestinian wall, Eastern and Southern European examples, Trump’s proposed Mexican wall, the use of Greece as a bulwark containing migration flows and the transformative experience of voluntary work in a Calcutta hospice. In doing so, the book offers a political anthropology of one of the most fundamental yet perennially problematic human practices: the constructing of walls. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, anthropology and political theory
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Also available in print format
Dewey number
306.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Horvath, Agnes,
  • Ben?a, Marius Ion,
  • Davison, Joan,
  • Taylor and Francis
Series statement
Contemporary Liminality
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  • Boundaries
  • Borderlands
  • Liminality
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Walling, Boundaries and Liminality : A Political Anthropology of Transformations, edited by Agnes Horvath, Marius Ion Ben?a and Joan Davison
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
List of Figures -- List of Contributors -- Preface -- Introduction (Agnes Horvath, Marius Ben?a and Joan Davison) -- Part I: Theorising Walling: Processes of Transformation in History -- 1. Walling Europe: The perverted linear transformation (Agnes Horvath) -- 2. The meaning and meaninglessness of building walls (Arpad Szakolczai) -- 3. Oppressive walling: Babel and the inverted order of the world (Marius Ben?a) -- Part II Contemporary Examples for Transformations through Walling -- 4. Walling as encystation: A socio-historical inquiry (Glenn Bowman) -- 5. Border-crossing and walling states in humanitarian work in Calcutta (Egor Novikov) -- 6. Liminality and belonging: The life and the afterlives of the Berlin Wall (Harald Wydra) -- 7.The Great Wall of China does not exist (Erik Ringmar) -- 8. Breaching Fortress Europe: The liminal consequences of the Greek Migrant Crisis (Manussos Marangudakis) -- 9. Imaginary walls and the paradox of strength (Arvydas Griinas) -- 10. Identities frozen, societies betrayed, communities divided: The US-Mexican Wall (Joan Davison) -- Conclusion -- Index
Control code
9781315105338
Edition
1st edition
Extent
1 online resource (222 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315105338
Other physical details
4 illustrations, text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1048402591
Label
Walling, Boundaries and Liminality : A Political Anthropology of Transformations, edited by Agnes Horvath, Marius Ion Ben?a and Joan Davison
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
List of Figures -- List of Contributors -- Preface -- Introduction (Agnes Horvath, Marius Ben?a and Joan Davison) -- Part I: Theorising Walling: Processes of Transformation in History -- 1. Walling Europe: The perverted linear transformation (Agnes Horvath) -- 2. The meaning and meaninglessness of building walls (Arpad Szakolczai) -- 3. Oppressive walling: Babel and the inverted order of the world (Marius Ben?a) -- Part II Contemporary Examples for Transformations through Walling -- 4. Walling as encystation: A socio-historical inquiry (Glenn Bowman) -- 5. Border-crossing and walling states in humanitarian work in Calcutta (Egor Novikov) -- 6. Liminality and belonging: The life and the afterlives of the Berlin Wall (Harald Wydra) -- 7.The Great Wall of China does not exist (Erik Ringmar) -- 8. Breaching Fortress Europe: The liminal consequences of the Greek Migrant Crisis (Manussos Marangudakis) -- 9. Imaginary walls and the paradox of strength (Arvydas Griinas) -- 10. Identities frozen, societies betrayed, communities divided: The US-Mexican Wall (Joan Davison) -- Conclusion -- Index
Control code
9781315105338
Edition
1st edition
Extent
1 online resource (222 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315105338
Other physical details
4 illustrations, text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1048402591

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