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Theory of the Border

Thomas Nail


Theory of the Border offers a new and unique theoretical framework for understanding one of the most central social phenomena of our time: borders. Contemporary life is bordered from all around and in every direction. From the biometric data that divides the smallest aspects of our bodies to the aerial drones that patrol the immense expanse of our domestic and international airspace, we are defined by borders. Borders can no longer simply be understood as the geographical divisions between nation-states. Today, their form and function has become too complex, too hybrid. What we need now is a t ... More

Keywords: border, motion, politics, political theory, kinopolitics, space, geography, philosophy, mobility

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190618643
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190618643.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Nail, author
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Denver

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