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Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands

Edited by: Horstmann Alexander , Saxer Martin , Rippa Alessandro

Print publication date:  March  2018
Online publication date:  March  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138917507
eBook ISBN: 9781315688978
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In Asia, where authoritarian-developmental states have proliferated, statehood and social control are heavily contested in borderland spaces. As a result, in the post-Cold War world, borders have not only redefined Asian incomes and mobilities, they have also rekindled neighbouring relations and raised questions about citizenship and security.

The contributors to the Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands highlight some of these processes taking place at the fringe of the state. Offering an array of comparative perspectives of Asian borders and borderlands in the global context, this handbook is divided into thematic sections, including:

  • Livelihoods, commodities and mobilities

  • Physical land use and agrarian transformations

  • Borders and boundaries of the state and the notion of statelessness
  • Re-conceptualizing trade and the economy in the borderlands
  • The existence and influence of humanitarians, religions, and NGOs
  • The militarization of borderlands

Causing us to rethink and fundamentally question some of the categories of state, nation, and the economy, this is an important resource for students and scholars of Asian Studies, Border Studies, Social and Cultural Studies, and Anthropology. Chapter 12 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Violence in Asian borderlands Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Asia’s gendered borderlands Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Intimate militarism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Borders and bordering in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Zomia and beyond  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Political livelihoods in the northeast borderlands of Cambodia Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Cross-border commodities Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Old routes, new roads Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Making place within a geopolitical frontier Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Making connectivity work Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Ritual and issues of ethnic integration in the borderlands of the State of Rakhine/Arakan (Myanmar) Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Genesis of state space Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Frontier constellations Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Beyond ‘natural’ pressures Download PDF
Chapter  15:  A failed market experiment and ignored livelihoods Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Multiple borders and bordering processes in Kachin State Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Turning your back to the border Download PDF
Chapter  18:  A proliferation of border interfaces Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The decision to move Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The backdoors of resistance Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Ethnic reconstruction and Austronesian strategies at the borders Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Accumulating trust Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The “leech plot” Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Nobody stops and stays anymore Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Cultivating consumer markets Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Invisible trade Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Humanitarian assistance and Protestant proselytizing in the borderlands of Myanmar Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The moral economy of the Myawaddy–Mae Sot border Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Biosocial body of ethno-religious boundaries in a Tibetan marriage Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Development institutions and religious networks in the Pamirian borderlands Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Border, checkpoint, bodies  Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Musical crossings over the militarised borderland Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Evaded states Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Border and road regimes in Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Bordered spaces Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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