Jutta Lauth Bacas and William Kavanagh, eds

Border Encounters

Asymmetry and Proximity at Europe's Frontiers

Berghahn Books 2016

Books ReceivedBooks Received: European StudiesBooks Received: Global EthicsBooks Received: National SecurityBooks Received: Political Science September 21, 2016

Among the tremendous changes affecting Europe in recent decades, those concerning political frontiers have been some of the most significant. International borders are being...

Among the tremendous changes affecting Europe in recent decades, those concerning political frontiers have been some of the most significant. International borders are being opened in some regions while being redefined or reinforced in others. The social relationships of those living in these borderland regions are also changing fundamentally. This volume investigates, from a local, ground-up perspective, what is happening at some of these border encounters: face-to-face interactions and relations of compliance and confrontation, where people are bargaining, exchanging goods and information, and maneuvering beyond state boundaries. Anthropological case studies from a number of European borderlands shed light on the questions of how, and to what extent, the border context influences the changing interactions and social relationships between people at a political frontier.

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