Special Issue "Cross-Border Movements and Subjectivities in a Globalized World"
A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2015)
Prof. Joanna Swanger
This Special Issue focuses on: organizing in the era of globalization, with a particular emphasis on cross-border organizing (and obstacles to these attempts); the role of memory and identity formation in diasporic and other borderlands contexts; and political subjectivity in an era in which nation-state sovereignty is being contested by economic globalization. The scope reaches across a variety of geographical locations (Southeast Asia, Latin America/U.S., the African diaspora, the Palestinian diaspora, indigenous movements, and Eurasia) and draws from a variety of disciplinary frames, especially anthropology, political science, and critical geography. The purpose will be to provide insights that can be of use to transnational movements. The Special Issue will be situated in existing literature by taking up the most salient question currently being posed theoretically in Border Studies—i.e., how one “does politics” in a post-Westphalian world in which nation-state sovereignty is diminished—with reference to specific social and geopolitical contexts.
Prof. Joanna Swanger
Wendy Brown. Walled States, Waning Sovereignty. New York: Zone Books, 2010.
Chris Rumford. Cosmopolitan Borders. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Anssi Paasi, “Bounded spaces in a ‘borderless world’: Border studies, power and the anatomy of territory.” Journal of Power 2 (2009): 213–34.
Dorte Jagetic Andersen. “Do if you Dare: Reflections on (Un)familiarity, Identity Formation and Ontological Politics.” Journal of Borderlands Studies29 (2014): 327–37.
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- political subjectivity
- diasporic subjectivity
- cross-border organizing
- transnational organizing
- diasporic identities