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Book review: theory of the border by Thomas Nail

Sager, Alex (2017) Book review: theory of the border by Thomas Nail. LSE Review of Books (31 Jan 2017). Website.

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In Theory of the Border, Thomas Nail looks at the constitutive role played by different types of border regimes – fences, walls, cells and checkpoints – in constructing societies across history as part of his broader ‘kinopolitics’ centred on movement, with focus on the Mexico-US border. While this wide-ranging book offers less a theory of the border than a taxonomy based on historical, largely European border regimes, Alex Sager nonetheless welcomes it as an ambitious, rich and suggestive work that has much to offer political theories of migration.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author © CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 17:55
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2021 23:31

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