Making and Breaking of Borders

Making and Breaking of Borders

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Making and Breaking of Borders. Ethnological Interpretations, Presentations, Representations. Edited by Teppo Korhonen, Helena Ruotsala & Eeva Uusitalo
Finnish Literature Society
Studia Fennica. Ethnologica 7
Helsinki 2003, 328 pp.


The twentieth century has seen a greater opening of the borders and a movement of larger masses of people than ever before. There are linguistic, ethnic and social boundaries. Deconstructions of national borders refer to changing attitudes to the national symbols in a world of globalisation and reconstructions of borders to territorialisation processes on the national and local level. A boundary may be visible or invisible, geographical, mental or symbolic; drawing boundaries may be a conscious or unconscious act. There are concrete, complex and abstract borders waiting for breaking.

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ISBN 951-746-467-3
ISSN 1235-1954