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The name dispute and the Prespa Agreement
Rozita Dimova

both “conceptually and in everyday life, the logics it ostensibly opposes. It does so by revealing the mutual constitution of discourses of purity and hybridity within the context of historical state-building projects in the region” (Ballinger 2004 , 1). In this book I also acknowledge the relevance and build on the growing literature on borders in contemporary Europe. Stimulated by the rapid changes that have been taking place on the continent after the Cold War, and with the enlargement of the EU with its new members in 2004 (the Baltic

in Border porosities
The shifting boundaries of politics in Norwegian healthcare
Anette Fagertun

11 ( 2 ): 127–145 . Dzenovska , D. and N. De Genova ( 2018 ) ‘ Introduction. Desire for the Political in the Aftermath of the Cold War ’, Focaal – Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology 80 : 1–15 . Engelstad , F. and A

in Intimacy and mobility in an era of hardening borders
Contested narratives of the independence struggle in postconfl ict Timor-Leste
Henri Myrttinen

nation-state has been adopted globally as a blueprint, especially following the post-Second World War wave of decolonisation in Africa, Asia and Oceania as well as the post-cold war break-up of Czechoslovakia, the USSR and Yugoslavia. Although some elements of the languages of stateness, as Hansen and Stepputat (2001) name it, are easily recognisable in all nation-states (e.g. national symbols such as flags, coats of arms, anthems; the rituals of protocol; presence of a state bureaucracy), the local variants of the languages and their understandings, as it were, may

in Governing the dead
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Machines of mass incineration in fact, fiction, and forensics
Robert Jan van Pelt

file is registered in the Patent Office but the invention could not be patented in wartime.’ 20 Did he have hopes that, in 1946, the prospects looked better? The patent and Cold War politics In 1953 the West German patent office issued patent no. 861731 to the firm of Topf & Söhne in Wiesbaden for ‘a treatment and processing for the burning of corpses, cadavers, and parts thereof’.21 Initially, patent no. 861731 did not attract attention. Yet in the late 1950s the real or perceived continuity of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) with the Third Reich became a

in Destruction and human remains
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Crossing borders, changing times
Madeleine Hurd, Hastings Donnan, and Carolin Leutloff-Grandits

the rest of the world according to a progressive axis. Other regions lagged behind. If the West was modern, East Europe was romantically backwards, the Middle East regressive, the Far East ‘timeless’. The recent history of West–East relations shows what such differentiation might entail. The Cold War denoted, first, dichotomised spaces. But the border between East and West also functioned as a boundary between time zones. The Soviet-oriented, socialist ‘Eastern Bloc’ and US-oriented, ‘Western’ capitalist zone were divided not only by the Iron Curtain, but by

in Migrating borders and moving times