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By Alexander C. Diener,Joshua Hagen,Eric D. Carter,Karen Culcasi,Reece Jones,Robert Lloyd,Nick Megoran,Julian V. Minghi,David Newman,Robert Ostergren,William C. Rowe

From our earliest schooldays, we're proven the realm as a colourful college of nations, each one outlined through their very own immutable borders. What we regularly do not realize is that each political boundary used to be created through humans. No political border is extra ordinary or actual than one other, but a few foreign borders make no obvious experience in any respect. whereas concentrating on a few of these strange border shapes, this attention-grabbing booklet highlights the $64000 fact that all borders, even those who seem "normal," are social buildings. In an period the place the continuing relevance of the kingdom kingdom is being wondered and the place transnationalism is changing the measure to which borders successfully demarcate areas of belonging, the individuals argue that this element is essential to our figuring out of the realm.

The targeted and compelling histories of a few of the world's oddest borders offer an excellent context for this staff of specialists to supply obtainable and enlightening discussions of cultural globalization, financial integration, overseas migration, imperialism, postcolonialism, worldwide terrorism, nationalism, and supranationalism. every one author's neighborhood services enriches a textured account of the historic context within which those borders got here into lifestyles in addition to their ancient and ongoing effect at the humans and states they bound.

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Contributions by: Eric D. Carter, Karen Culcasi, Alexander C. Diener, Joshua Hagen, Reece Jones, Robert Lloyd, Nick Megoran, Julian V. Minghi, David Newman, Robert Ostergren, and William C. Rowe.

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