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Ilkka Pyysiäinen

space in Mithraism, I would like to expand on that by introducing the ideas of territory and Holy Land (Pyysiäinen forthcoming ; cf. Sosis 2011 ). II. Territories and Holy Lands The concept of a territory in the sense of a “home range” was first introduced into biology by Eliot Howard ( 1948

Emil Nasritdinov and Philipp Schröder

assertion that it produced “delinquent youth.” In fact, further studies on the relationships among youth socialization, culture, and territory began to evolve only during the post-Soviet era, yet without any coherent or systemic approach. 2 The main purpose of these later investigations could be

Brock Cutler

the frontier” could not be left to the military. Diplomats at the highest levels would take care of it. 2 And maybe they would have. Instead, in the summer, pursuing insurrectionary Algerians along the frontier, General MacMahon entered Tunisian territory. There he attacked the Algerians, as well as

Tuaregs and Citizenship

The Last Camp of Nomadism

Delphine Perrin

to citizenship would be characterized by hostility, skepticism or indifference, a perception which is often applied to transnational minorities, in particular when they are associated to a mobility culture and/or a remote territory. A combination of variables make Tuaregs from Mali and Niger typical

Helga Tawil-Souri

By 2002, it had been nine years since Palestinians inside the Occupied Territories were allowed to produce their own media. Spurred by the lifting of military restrictions after the Oslo Accords and the affordability and ease of digital cameras, an impressive number of films were being made by

Ntina Tzouvala

acts committed in the territory of other sovereign states by individuals that are not in any sense employees of the Holy See are attributable to the latter. This is a significant legal problem to the degree that the relation between the members of the hierarchy of Catholic Church is not apparently and

Heather Alexander and Jonathan Simon

. 4 This view has been echoed by other scholars concerned with the application of the term ‘stateless’ to displaced islanders. 5 At another UNHCR expert meeting in Prato, however, a different panel concluded that lack of territory is relevant to any determination of statehood. 6 Our aim is to argue

Uncertain Territories

Boundaries in Cultural Analysis


Inge E. Boer

Tracing and theorizing the concept of the boundaries through literary works, visual objects and cultural phenomena, this book argues against the reification of boundaries as fixed and empty non-spaces that simply divide the world. Expanding on her previous work on gender and Orientalism, Inge Boer takes us into uncertain territories of fashion and art, tourism and travel, skilfully engaging the ambivalence of boundaries, as both protecting and confining, as bringing distinction while existing by virtue of their ability to be transgressed. In her close readings of that boundaries as desert, as frame, as home (or lack of it), Boer shows that boundaries are spaces within, through, and in the name of which negotiations take place. They are not lines but spaces ; neither fixed nor empty but flexible and inhabited.
With the publication of this book, Boer’s intellectual legacy stretches beyond her untimely passing. The writings that she left behind can be said to have inaugurated the future of her work, presented in the latter part by several of Boer’s intellectual companions. In their original essays, the contributors elaborate on Boer’s theme of boundaries as spaces where opposition yields to negotiation. Committed to the artefact as cultural stimulant, as the embodiment of thought, their analyses span a multitude of artefacts and media, ranging from literature to photography, to art installation and presentation, to film and song. Fanning out from Boer ‘s central focus – Orientalism – to other places of contestation, boundaries are shown to mediate the relationship between self and other ; they are, ultimately, spaces of encounter.

Bishop, WM.W.

International duties deriving from territorial sovereignty pp. 275  B Acquisition of territory pp. 277  C Boundaries pp. 284  D Airspace pp. 286  E "Outer space" pp. 287  F Joint and divided sovereignty over territory pp. 290  G Rivers pp. 291

Migration and Autonomous Territories

The Case of South Tyrol and Catalonia


Edited by Roberta Medda-Windischer and Andrea Carlà

Migration is an increasingly important reality for sub-national autonomous territories characterized by large historical communities or minorities. The diverse claims of these groups, on the one hand, and of new communities arising from migration, on the other, bring complexity to the management of migration issue in the territories.
Migration and Autonomous Territories, edited by Roberta Medda-Windischer and Andrea Carlà, draws on the fields of migration and minority studies, to analyze the challenges associated with the need to reconcile diversity and unity in autonomous territories. The volume compares the cases of South Tyrol and Catalonia, characterized both by the presence of large historical communities and minorities, and significant migration aims, and sheds new light on how sub-national units deal with migration.