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Boundaries and belonging, states and societies in the struggle to shape identities and local practices, edited by Joel S. Migdal

Label
Boundaries and belonging, states and societies in the struggle to shape identities and local practices, edited by Joel S. Migdal
Language
eng
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Boundaries and belonging
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Oclc number
560222861
Responsibility statement
edited by Joel S. Migdal
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Sub title
states and societies in the struggle to shape identities and local practices
Summary
This interdisciplinary volume maintains the importance of a spatial understanding of society and history, but suggests a way of conceiving of borders and space that goes beyond a school map of states. Its subject is the struggle among differing spatial logics, or mental maps. It is concerned with the meaning that state borders hold for people, but recognizes that such meaning varies and is contested by other social formations. To what degree do state borders encase the mechanisms that make the decisive rules governing people's lives and to what extent do they give way to other rulemakers? To what extent do states circumscribe the communities to which people feel attached and to what extent do they intersect with other communities of belonging? These essays home in on the struggles and conflicting demands on people, given that state borders are not automatically pre-eminent and that other spatial logics demand attention.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Mental maps and virtual checkpoints: struggles to construct and maintain state and social boundaries / Joel S. Migdal -- Do states always favor stasis? The changing status of tribes in the Ottoman Empire / Reşat Kabasa -- The permeable boundaries of Ottoman Jewry / Sarah Abrevaya Stein -- "Dangerous populations": state territoriality and the constitution of national minorities / Adriana Kemp -- Making Myanmars: language, territory, and belonging in post-socialist Burma / Mary P. Callahan -- Institutionalizing virtual Kurdistan West: transnational networks and ethnic contention in international affairs / Nicole F. Watts -- Challenging boundaries and belongings: "mixed blood" allotment disputes at the turn of the twentieth century / Lauren Basson -- Belonging and not: Rossland, British Columbia, during the great war / Kenneth G. Lawson -- Boundaries and belonging in conditions of extreme politicization: the Chinese state in private and public spaces, 1949-1968 / Neil J. Diamant -- Gender and the reproduction and maintenance of group boundaries: why the "secular" state matters to religious authorities in Israel / Patricia J. Woods -- Passports into credit cards: on the borders and spaces of neoliberal citizenship / Matthew Sparke -- Contested boundaries: citizens, states, and supranational belonging in the European Union / Lisa Conant -- Boundaries of the nation-state and the lure of the Islamic community in Turkey / Yeşim Arat
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