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Research Factory: Problematizing the Territorial Topographies of Borders

31. Mai 2017, 15:15
31. Mai 2017, 16:45
Stephan-Saal (PG 257)

Problematizing the Territorial/ Relational Topographies/ Topologies of Borders and Bordering

Prof. Anssi Paasi (University of Oulu)

Border research has been rapidly increasing all around the world since the 1990s and the pace just seems to be accelerating. At the same time the interest in borders is taking more versatile forms. For some researchers borders themselves are less important than the practices of bordering, for some others theoretical knowledge on both borders and bordering practices is needed, whereas some others claim for more profound applied research and practical understanding of how borders and various kinds of mobilities are related. This presentation will reflect recent tendencies in border research and then introduce how two major projects, both financed by the Academy of Finland, have aimed at conceptualizing and studying empirically both borders - the practices of bordering and mobilities.

In Zusammenarbeit mit der Forschungsgruppe „Border & Boundary Studies“.