A Companion to Border Studies introduces an exciting and expanding field of interdisciplinary research, through the writing of an international array of scholars, from diverse perspectives that include anthropology, development studies, geography, history, political science and sociology. Explores how nations and cultural identities are being transformed by their dynamic, shifting borders where mobility is sometimes facilitated, other times impeded or prevented Offers an array of international views which together form an authoritative guide for students, instructors and researchers Reflects recent significant growth in the importance of understanding the distinctive characteristics of borders and frontiers, including cross-border cooperation, security and controls, migration and population displacements, hybridity, and transnationalism
Thomas M. Wilson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Binghamton University, State University of New York. From 2008-2010 he was president of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe. His research interests include the anthropology of international borders, European integration and Ireland, and he is the editor of Drinking Cultures and Europeanisation and Hibernicisation . Hastings Donnan is Professor of Anthropology at Queen's University Belfast. His research interests include the study of borders and the anthropology of walking and driving, and he has carried out fieldwork in Ireland and Pakistan. He chairs the Anthropology and Development Studies panel in the UK's Research Excellence Framework for 2014, and is the editor of Transgressive Sex and co-author of The Anthropology of Sex . Thomas M. Wilson and Hastings Donnan have previously co-authored The Anthropology of Ireland and Borders: Frontiers of Identity, Nation and State .
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