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Introduction : Border Memories (2019)

Horsti, K. (2019). Introduction : Border Memories. In K. Horsti (Ed.), The Politics of Public Memories of Forced Migration and Bordering in Europe (pp. 1-14). Palgrave Macmillan. Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30565-9_1

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Horsti, Karina

Parent publication: The Politics of Public Memories of Forced Migration and Bordering in Europe

Parent publication editors: Horsti, Karina

ISBN: 978-3-030-30564-2

eISBN: 978-3-030-30565-9

Journal or series: Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

Publication year: 2019

Pages range: 1-14

Number of pages in the book: 144

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30565-9_1

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This chapter introduces the context of the book. It first argues that the public debate about refugees and border crossing in Europe tends to be ahistorical, treating the situation as a sudden emergency appearing from nowhere. Thinking in terms of bordering, as a verb, underlines that borders require continuous symbolic and material construction and that borders have consequences. The perspective of bordering calls for attention to temporality. This volume adds the analytical lenses of memory and temporality to the critical and political project to think beyond the oppressive bordering taking place in Europe. By doing so, the book broadens the scope of border studies, which tend to focus on issues of spatiality.

Keywords: politics of memory; public discussion; boundaries; immigration; refugeedom

Free keywords: borders; memory; temporality; refugees

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 3

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