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negotiations of changing ways. Following many prior examples of the Western from television and film, Deadwood is concerned with the fundamental theme of settlement, exploring the creation and closure of the frontier as a line between urbanised, civilised society and untamed wilderness and wildness. The series is distinctive in its sustained and intricate use of this thematic opposition to explore borders and boundaries. It

in Genre and performance
Gender, movement, reproduction, regulation
Frances Pine and Haldis Haukanes

Introduction Borders and boundaries, and bordering as a process, are at the centre of this chapter. Our primary focus is on Europe, but we recognise that it is imperative to locate Europe in relation to history and to the rest of the world, and to identify the shifts which have taken and take place over time both in the borders of Europe, and in borders within and between different European nation states. We show that borders, and processes of bordering, are never static; they represent very different experiences for

in Intimacy and mobility in an era of hardening borders
Gender, reproduction, regulation

This book is a collection of chapters by anthropologists and other social scientists concerned with gendered labour, care, intimacy, and sexuality, in relation to mobility and the hardening of borders in Europe. After a brief introduction outlining the themes and individual contributions, the book begins with a chapter focusing on the parallels between regulation of geo-political and material borders separating nation states and other areas, and ideological and classificatory boundaries categorising kinds of people and bodies. This framing chapter is followed by three sections. The first comprises ethnographic and phenomenological case studies of gendered migration experience, in the context of intimate relations of care and marriage. The second section continues with an continuous with an ethnographic emphasis, but focuses more on studies of regulation, agency, and activism in contexts of migration, labour, and/or (biological) reproduction and how migrants navigate social services in their destination countries. The final section shifts emphasis more in the direction of conceptual discussion and contains analyses of state and church regulation of bodies, sexualities, reproduction and knowledge practices, and of different regimes of care. Overall, a major aim of the book is to illuminate processes of inclusion and exclusion generated by and around borders and boundaries, and the processes by which they are reproduced and/or contested.

The Marvel Films‘ Loki as Gothic Antagonist
Alice Nuttall

This paper explores the role and function of the Marvel film‘s Loki as a Gothic antagonist. Loki‘s characterisation incorporates several Gothic themes. As a shapeshifter, he corresponds with the idea of the unstable and fragmented body, also found in Gothic texts dealing with supernatural transformations. By breaking down the barriers between the realms of Asgard, Earth and Jotunheim, Loki engages with tropes surrounding Gothic space, where borders and boundaries are permeable. Finally, Loki is Othered by his association with the feminine and queer Gothic, something that ultimately leads to another common Gothic theme, that of madness.

Gothic Studies
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Haldis Haukanes and Frances Pine

. Underpinning the range of case studies discussed by the contributors is an overall concern with regulation in terms of law, policy, and ideology. The chapters focus on different aspects of reproduction in relation to the (gendered) body, the person or citizen, and ideologies and constructions of communities and/or the nation. We take reproduction to encompass the biological, the economic, the social, and the ideological. We argue that looking at borders and boundaries, both external geo-political ones and internal ideological or regulatory ones, allows us

in Intimacy and mobility in an era of hardening borders
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Medicalising borders
Sevasti Trubeta, Christian Promitzer, and Paul Weindling

procedures, for instance at the UK’s external and internal borders in the postcolonial era; and in the reception of refugees and migrants in contemporary Israel and in Europe. In so doing, the authors scrutinise ways in which concerns and policies of disease prevention shift or multiply borders, connect and disconnect places; how understandings of disease and the selection of migrants and refugees impact the drawing of borders and boundaries and what factors put limits on selection technologies. During the intensive and fruitful exchange we had in February 2017 at the

in Medicalising borders
Wolfgang Müller-Funk

Introduction This chapter presents a modified understanding of borders and boundaries. Liminality, a term created by the anthropologist Victor Turner ( 1964; 1977 ), is seen as an umbrella term that refers to various aspects of constructing relations between individuals, as well as between groups and collectives. Liminal phenomena are not limited to visible barriers, but also include invisible constellations. Moreover, borders and boundaries are not simply spatial issues, but always entail temporary and dynamic moments

in Border images, border narratives
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Displaced borders in Skopje and the Colorful Revolution
Rozita Dimova

This chapter expands the argument of border porosity onto the project “Skopje 2014” and the aesthetic remodeling of the capital of RN Macedonia. Propelled by the conflict with Greece over the name Macedonia and the persistent conflict with the Albanian (predominantly Muslim) minority, the remodeling of Skopje deserves closer scrutiny because it reveals the radical aestheticization of contemporary politics in Macedonia, and the drawing of borders and boundaries through the act of aestheticization. I argue that this project constitutes the

in Border porosities
Arabs, Israelis, and the limits of military force
Author: Jeremy Pressman

The Arab–Israeli conflict has been at the centre of international affairs for decades. Despite repeated political efforts, the confrontation and casualties continue, especially in fighting between Israelis and Palestinians. This new assessment emphasizes the role that military force plays in blocking a diplomatic resolution. Many Arabs and Israelis believe that the only way to survive or to be secure is through the development, threat, and use of military force and violence. This idea is deeply flawed and results in missed diplomatic opportunities and growing insecurity. Coercion cannot force rivals to sign a peace agreement to end a long-running conflict. Sometimes negotiations and mutual concessions are the key to improving the fate of a country or national movement. Using short historical case studies from the 1950s through to today, the book explores and pushes back against the dominant belief that military force leads to triumph while negotiations and concessions lead to defeat and further unwelcome challenges. In The sword is not enough, we learn both what makes this idea so compelling to Arab and Israeli leaders and how it eventually may get dislodged.

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Mary Gilmartin

of the discussion allows me to address the limitations I identified earlier: it allows links and connections to intersect with borders and boundaries; it provides for a multiscalar approach; and it sees migration and migrants as part of, rather than apart from, contemporary societies. Social change and migration Migration emerges from, and results in, social change. Stephen Castles acknowledges this when he observes that ‘migration has been a normal Conclusion 149 aspect of social life – and especially of social change – throughout history’ (Castles 2010: 1567

in Ireland and migration in the twenty-first century