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Palgrave Series in African Borderlands Studies

Violence on the Margins

States, Conflict, and Borderlands

Authors: Raeymaekers, Timothy

Editors: Korf, B. (Ed.)

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This survey of various African and Asian conflicts examines people's experiences on territorial borders and the ways they affect political configurations. By focusing on individuals' routines and daily life, these contributions treat borderland dynamics as actual political units with their own actions and outcomes.

About the authors

Tobias Hagmann, University of California at Berkeley, USA Martin Doevenspeck, University of Bayreuth, Germany Sylvia Brown, Assistant Professor, Denison University, USA Gillian Mathys, Graduate Student, University of Ghent, Belgium Christine Bichsel, Senior Researcher, University of Fribourg, Switzerland Bert Suykens, Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Ghent, Belgium Wolfgang Zeller, African Borderlands Research Network, University of Edinburgh, UK Aboubakr Tandia, University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, Senegal Jonathan Goodhand, Professor, Department of Development Studies, SOAS

Reviews

'Violence on the Margins represents, collectively, real progress in conceptualizing the idea of border violence both in its essence and in its great variety in diverse settings. Its comparative sweep marks an admirable advance in clarity and nuance when read in the light of the field's pioneers: Kopytoff, Barth, Leach, and Peter Sahlins.' - James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology, Yale University, USA

'This book is a delight. It vividly brings to life the complex politics of frontiers and borderlands in contested zones of Africa and Asia, and gives us fresh insights into processes of state-making, state-breaking, and renegotiation across critical fault-lines in the modern international system.' - Christopher Clapham, Centre of African Studies, Cambridge University, UK

'Benedikt Korf and Timothy Raeymaekers have given us with this book a highly valuable addition to the literature, one that gives momentum to the body of work pushing the study of borders and borderlands, and indeed frontiers, nearer the center of work on political spaces, institutional evolution, state formation, 'development,' and violent conflict. The comparative interest of the book - with Asian and African case studies - fizzes with inter-disciplinary creative tensions, enriches the reading of each case, and points to further useful work to come.' - Christopher Cramer, Head of Department, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Border, Frontier and the Geography of Rule at the Margins of the State

    Korf, Benedikt (et al.)

    Pages 3-27

  • Geographies of Violence and Sovereignty: The African Frontier Revisited

    Korf, Benedikt (et al.)

    Pages 29-54

  • Centering Borders and Borderlands: The Evidence from Africa

    Hoehne, Markus Virgil (et al.)

    Pages 55-84

  • Treading a Fine Line: State-Making and Conflict within Eastern Burma

    Brown, Sylvia

    Pages 87-117

  • Navigating the Urban “In-Between Space”: Local Livelihood and Identity Strategies in Exploiting the Goma/Gisenyi Border

    Büscher, Karen (et al.)

    Pages 119-142

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Violence on the Margins
Book Subtitle
States, Conflict, and Borderlands
Authors
Editors
  • B. Korf
Series Title
Palgrave Series in African Borderlands Studies
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Benedikt Korf and Timothy Raeymaekers
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33399-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137333995
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33398-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46249-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 289
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
Topics