Migrating borders: an introduction to European identity construction in process

Meinhof, Ulrike H. (2003) Migrating borders: an introduction to European identity construction in process. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 29, (5), 781-796. (doi:10.1080/1369183032000149569).


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This introduction to the edition provides the historical, geopolitical and methodological context for a programme of collaborative research conducted between 2000 and 2003 in sets of communities on the border between the EU and its south-)eastern ascendant nations. Our analysis is framed by interlinking comparative themes which form the cores of the different articles contained in this special issue. This opening article argues that the geopolitical dimension of the border needs to be understood both as an axis of past conflict and painful memories, and as an axis of contemporary socio-economic inequality. Only by understanding this double legacy and its effects on the communities along the border can ongoing conflicts between the people on either side of the border be fully understood.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/1369183032000149569
ISSNs: 1369-183X (print)
Keywords: EU border identity, historical conflict, socio-economic inequality, photographic triggers
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Modern Languages
ePrint ID: 37904
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
1 September 2003Published
Date Deposited: 26 May 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:07
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/37904

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