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Call for panels | Borderland Spaces: Ruins, Revival(s) and Resources
October 2, 2017
6th Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network
Ruins, Revival(s) and Resources
Asian borderlands create spaces that induce dedicated livelihood strategies, inspire self-definition on both individual and collective scales, and allow for specific regimes of resource extraction. Borderlands in Asia tend to be peripheral to the centres of state power, while they are at the same time a prime locus for the enactment and realisation of state authority. Across Asia borderlands are experiencing a dual connectivity linking spaces across borders as well as to the economic and political heartlands of the states that claim them. This conference aims to focus attention on the generative and productive capacity of border spaces, which is urgently in need of being addressed.
Venue American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Conference dates 23 – 25 August 2018