By Thomas M. Wilson, Hastings Donnan

This booklet deals clean insights into the advanced and numerous ways that foreign frontiers impression cultural identities. Ten anthropological case experiences describe particular foreign borders in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North the US, and convey out the significance of boundary politics, and the varied varieties that it could possibly take. As a contribution to the broader theoretical debates approximately nationalism, transnationalism, and globalization, it's going to curiosity scholars and students in anthropology, political technological know-how, foreign reviews and sleek historical past.

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Older paradigms of state-building and nation-formation have not gone unchallenged. Since the late 1960s, the scholarship of nationalism and national identity has undergone an important renovation, especially in the English-speaking world. The seminal work of Benedict Anderson, for example, has described nations as 'imagined communities' in the sense that they are created and invented, as opposed to fabricated and dissimulated, because the members of even the smallest nations will never know most of their fellow-members, meet them, or even hear of them, yet in the minds of each lives the image of their communion.

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