Category Archives: Boundaries

Paulina Ochoa Espejo, On Borders: Territories, Legitimacy, and the Rights of Place – Oxford University Press, August 2020

Paulina Ochoa Espejo, On Borders: Territories, Legitimacy, and the Rights of Place – Oxford University Press, August 2020 When are borders justified? Who has a right to control them? Where should they be drawn? Today people think of borders as an island’s … Continue reading

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C.J. Alvarez, Border Land, Border Water A History of Construction on the US-Mexico Divide – University of Texas Press, 2019 – and discussion

C.J. Alvarez, Border Land, Border Water A History of Construction on the US-Mexico Divide – University of Texas Press, 2019 From the boundary surveys of the 1850s to the ever-expanding fences and highway networks of the twenty-first century, Border Land, Border … Continue reading

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Terrains and Territories – Stuart Elden and Nico Buitendag discussion at Undisciplined

Terrains and Territories – Stuart Elden and Nico Buitendag discussion at Undisciplined Many thanks to Nico for this invitation, and for a wide-ranging discussion that touches on nearly everything I’ve worked on. This is part of a series of discussions … Continue reading

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‘Territory without Borders’ – my 2011 piece translated into Turkish by Utku Özmakas

‘Territory without Borders‘ – my short 2011 piece published in the Harvard International Review has been translated into Turkish by Utku Özmakas. Many thanks to Utku for doing this translation – and for alerting me and the journal that the … Continue reading

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Todd Miller, Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border around the World, Verso, 2019

Todd Miller, Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border around the World, Verso, 2019 The United States is outsourcing its border patrol abroad—and essentially expanding its borders in the process. The twenty-first century has witnessed the rapid hardening … Continue reading

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Books received – Dodds & Nuttall, Osborne, Bataille, Demetriou and Dimova, Fennelly, Magazine littéraire

Books received – Klaus Dodds & Mark Nuttall, The Arctic: What Everyone Needs to Know, Thomas Osborne, The Structure of Modern Cultural Theory, George Bataille, The Unfinished System of Knowledge, Olga Demetriou and Rozita Dimova, The Political Materialities of Borders, Katherine Fennelly, An … Continue reading

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Altering cartographies of climate change, Royal Academy, London, 15 April 2019

Altering cartographies of climate change, Royal Academy, London, 15 April 2019 A panel discussion looking at both material and imagined borders, and the ways in which global warming challenges Western conceptions of territory. In 2014, Studio Folder initiated the Italian … Continue reading

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Beyond the Wall: A Q&A With Wendy Brown in The Nation

Beyond the Wall: A Q&A With Wendy Brown in The Nation – connecting the ideas of her 2010 book Walled States, Waning Sovereignty to the current political situation. Thanks to dmf for this link.

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My favourite academic books of 2018

My favourite academic books of 2018. As with previous years – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 – these are shaped by my interests, books that are sent to me, ones from publishers I review for, etc. etc. I’ve not read all the … Continue reading

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Cycling across borders – Slovenia, Austria, Italy

Just back from a week on holiday in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. A little hiking but mainly cycling. Kranjska Gora is in the north-west of the country, close to the borders with Italy and Austria. I’ve crossed borders within the Schengen area … Continue reading

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